How Saraki reacts to Obasanjo’s letter


– Saraki said he would formally answer Obasanjo
– Senate spokesman not aware of the letter

Senate president Bukola Saraki has said he would officialy answered to the letter of the ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo.

Obasanjo has written a letter to Senate president and House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara over plans by the National Assembly to buy 469 vehicles.
He also criticized the legislators for being insensitive to the economic situation in Nigeria.

The former president particularly blamed the legislators for fixing and earning salaries and allowances far above what the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, approved for them.

Saraki while saying that he was still reading the letter hinted that he would formally write an answer to Obasanjo in no time.

The Senate president speaking through his media aide Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki restated that he would formally communicate with the ex-president on the matters he raised.

“The Senate President has acknowledged that he has received the letter and that he would formally communicate the former president,” Olaniyonu said.

However, the Senate spokesperson, Aliyu Sabi said that he didn’t know about the letter to Saraki.

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He said if there was to be a letter, it would be communicated to senators through the Senate president, continuing that he would speak when such was done.

“As far as I am concerned, I am not aware of any letter to the Senate President from the former president, so I cannot comment on what I am not aware of.

“We have a constitution on this country and any communication to the National Assembly must follow the laid-down rules,so like I said, when I am informed of the said letter,I can now speak,” Sabi told reporters.


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