The Chairman Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Adeyemi Adaramodu has denied media reports that senators received rice worth N200million from President Bola Tinubu for distribution to their constituents as palliatives during the Yuletide.
However, a Senate source confirmed the development, saying some of the rice palliatives are yet to reach senators.
The Special Assistant to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on on Social Media, Olusegun Dada on his official X handle on Thursday, confirmed the distribution of palliative items worth N200 million to senators and palliative items worth N100 million to House of Representatives members.
He said: “After initial logistics delay, I can now confirm that Senators and members of the House of Representatives have started taking stock of the Federal Government’s palliative items for their constituents as part of efforts to ease life for all Nigerians. Each HoR member received items worth N100m while Senatorial constituencies got palliative items worth N200m.”
Although Adaramodu could not be reached by our correspendent for comment despite spirited efforts, Premium Times in a report quoted him to have debunked the insinuation by saying that neither him nor his colleagues from other states in the southwest have received any palliative items from the federal government.