Senate: No Request From Presidency On Payment To Oil Marketers
The Nigerian Senate has debunked claims that the presidency had requested for approval for payments to be made to Oil marketers.
In a statement signed by Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi,Chairman Senate committee on Media and Public affairs,it stated that no such request had been made to it specifically requesting for loan meant for the payment of Oil marketers.
It also stated that ”the Senate is aware that subsidy on petroleum had been cancelled by this administration; so we wonder which payment we are talking about now.
“Senators have been inundated with calls from oil marketers who were present at the meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President on the issue and thus, we call on Mallam Kyari to either prove his claim or retract it.’‘
It went on to say that ”it is the opinion of the Senate that instead of resorting to false claims and shifting blames in the mould of ‘ Blame Someone Else’, both the executive and legislature should work together to solve this unnecessary fuel crisis which is making life more difficult for our people.”