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BREAKING: ‘Some Ranking Senators Got N500m Each, I Didn’t Get Anything’ – Senator Jarigbe Reveals ‘Bribe’ In Senate



Cross River Senator, Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe on Tuesday accused some senators whom he called “ranking senators” of being paid N500m each” while he “got nothing.”

Jarigbe who was given the floor to speak during the budget padding debate said he had expected the matter to be resolved after “the chairman of the appropriation committee” spoke of the “anomalies.”

Jarigbe said, “As we speak, some so-called ranking senators got N500m each. I didn’t get anything,” which irked his colleagues forcing the Senate into a rowdy session.

While the senators stood up and formed groups, chatting in rowdy manner, Jarigbe doubled down on his accusation saying, “Let’s wash our dirty linen in public.”

He did not say what the money was paid for but it further validates fears by Nigerians that lawmakers have been fleecing the country for no reason.

There have been long accusations of senators receiving bribes from the executives to pass budget, clear appointees of government and allocating huge sums of money to themselves in the budget.

Jarigbe ‘s latest accusation may not be unconnected with accusations that some senators received bribes to pad and pass the 2024 budget under the leadership of Godswill Akpabio as Senate President.