Senate Denies Allegations of Senior Senators Receiving N500 Million for Constituency Projects

The Nigerian Senate has refuted allegations of corruption leveled against it by Senator Jarigbe Agom-Jerigbe (Cross River-North), dismissing his claims of certain senior senators receiving N500 million each for constituency projects in the budget.

Senator Yemi Adaramodu, the Senate spokesman and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, firmly rejected the accusations, deeming them baseless. He emphasized that there was no truth to the allegations put forward by Senator Agom-Jerigbe.

Senator Adaramodu pointed out that both Agom-Jerigbe and Ningi relied on hearsay rather than concrete evidence to support their claims. He asserted that there was no factual accuracy in such allegations.

The Senate spokesman stressed the importance of evidence-based accusations, highlighting the necessity of factual accuracy when addressing matters of such significance.

He reiterated the Senate’s commitment to transparency and accountability, emphasizing the importance of upholding the integrity of the legislative body.

Senator Adaramodu assured the public that the Senate would investigate any legitimate claims of corruption thoroughly and take appropriate action as necessary to uphold the integrity of the institution.

He urged all senators to adhere to the highest standards of ethical conduct and to prioritize the interests of the Nigerian people above all else.