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Senate denies collecting N20m COVID-19 palliative from NDDC

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The Senate said on Tuesday that none of its members received N20m COVID-19 palliative from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

The Director of Projects, Interim Management Committee of the NDDC, Cairo Ojougboh, had alleged in a recent newspaper interview that the agency gave N20m to each senator while each of the House of Representatives member collected N15m as palliative.

But the Spokesperson for the Senate, Ajibola Basiru, denied Ojougboh’s claims in a statement on Tuesday.

Basiru challenged Ojougboh to either release the full list of the lawmakers who benefited from the palliative or tender a public apology immediately.

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