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Friday, 11 December 2015

TSA: Senate Vindicated - Saraki

Despite its poor rating among Nigerians, the Senate has insisted that the major objective of the upper chamber of the National Assembly is to make laws for the wellbeing of all Nigerians.

Raising a point of order during Thursday's plenary, chief whip of the Senate, Sola Adeyeye said the activities of the Senate is usually distorted by the media in order to input wrong motives on its resolutions.

He described the public hearing between the committee of finance and the governor of Central bank, Godwin Emefiele where he admitted not being aware of the one percent service charge paid to systemspec for remitting government revenue into the Treasury Single Account as a vindication of the position of the Senate.

The Senate had on the 11th of November through a motion by Senator Dino Melaye and thirty five others called for an end to the supposed contractual agreement between the CBN and systemspec which resulted in the payment of about twenty five billion Naira as charges to the company.

The Senate had argued that the remittances were too much especially as government revenue was dwindling.

Writing on his Facebook page, Senate President Bukola Saraki said the ongoing investigation on the matter and the revelations that have emerged so far is an indication that the 8th Senate is alive to its responsibilities.

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