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National Assembly Groans Over Huge Hotel  Bills  Incurred by Lawmakers  During Inauguration

Afolabi Ayodele, Abuja  – The National Assembly is under the yoke of huge debt, the African Examiner can reveal.

The National Assembly is alleged to have incurred hotel bills running to several millions of Naira, an impeccable source among the management staff told our reporter.

The huge debts our source said were the unpaid bills picked as accommodation and other lodging expenses of the 8th National Assembly members before and after their inauguration.

Accommodations were provided for the 109 Senators and 360 House of Representatives members in five star hotels for more than one week in Abuja after their arrival from their various constituencies.

“What compounded the debt were other expenses incurred in addition to accommodation.

“Some of them ordered for exotic wines, laundry services, food for guests and many more and all these were added up.”

Our source maintained that the money released for the quarter by the Ministry of Finance was only enough to settle the lawmakers salaries and allowances and nothing left to pay the bill.

He added that even the severance package of the legislative aides that served in the seventh Assembly could not be paid to them due to paucity of fund.

Efforts made by our reporter to get the reaction of the management on issue proved abortive as no response came from telephone call put across to the Director of Information.


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