House of Representatives has denied media reports that members of the Green Chamber received 100 million Naira as palliatives from the executive arm of government.
The spokesperson of the House, Akin Rotimi, in a statement issued yesterday, said the clarification became imperative following the media reports credited to the National Assistant General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr. Christopher Onyeka.
He described the report as baseless and devoid of any factual accuracy, demanding an immediate retraction and a public apology from the NLC.
Mr. Rotimi reminded the NLC and all Nigerians that in less than 100 days in the tenure of the 10th Assembly, it has demonstrated its commitment to the welfare of Nigerian workers and all Nigerians.
He added that the House speedily carried out requisite legislative action on the Executive arm of government’s request for approval of funds for palliatives for Nigerians.
The spokesperson of the House emphasised that the legislative arm has also consistently advocated for the Executive to expedite these palliative measures to reach vulnerable Nigerians effectively and efficiently, as well as added their voices to the call for an immediate review of the minimum wage.
The House noted that it empathised with all Nigerians on account of the pains being experienced due to the impact of the removal of the fuel subsidy, and would continue to compel the Executive to expedite measures to alleviate the pains of Nigerians at this time, and more importantly work with all stakeholders to rebuild the country to ensure no Nigerian is left behind.