The leadership of the Senate has dismissed allegations that it padded the N500 billion palliative budget by over N200billion.
An online platform in its publication alleged that over N200billion not in the initial estimate was inserted into the budget for what it called phoney projects.
Reacting to the media report, Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Yemi Adaramodu said the report was bereft of facts and meant to impugn the integrity of the leadership of the Senate.
According to the statement, “After the passage of the Supplementary Budget to accommodate funding for Federal Government’ Palliative for the Nigerian public, among other urgent national demands, the socio-political space has been inundated with spurious, inaccurate and irreverent misinterpretations.
The alleged padding of the palliative Budget by the National Assembly only exists in the minds of those who are all out to discredit the 10th Assembly. There is nothing like padding as being alleged in some misinformed media outfits, he concluded .