Muhammad Ali Ndume, a senator representing Borno South in the 10th Senate, asked if receiving a two million (N2,000,000) allowance is a major problem.
Last Monday, Senator Akpabio inadvertently announced to his colleagues on live television that a token had been issued to their separate bank accounts.
The Chief Whip of the 10th Senate, however, disclosed during an interview with BBC Hausa that each senator received two million naira.
Senator Ndume stated, “Akpabio created the impression that we were given a large sum of money.” What’s the big problem if I received a stipend of 2 million naira as a senator?
Further speaking, he said, “All the senators of the federal republic of Nigeria received two million naira. I am making this comment with a heavy heart because he (Akpabio) was responsible for the controversy. We will take drastic action against Akpabio if he continues to speak like this and acting as if we are kids”
Lastly, he said, “Akpabio made a wrong statement, and I warned him immediately that his statement was unbecoming as a leader”