Tuesday 17 November 2015

"No amount of blackmail will stop N25billion TSA probe" - Senate President, Bukola Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki
Senate President Bukola Saraki has said no amount of intimidation will stop the upper legislative chamber from investigating the alleged N25 billion Treasury Single Account (TSA) fraud.

Saraki was reacting to a motion moved by Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West) on Tuesday over what he described as a newspaper article (THISDAY Back Page column) allegedly blackmailing the Senate for pointing out the alleged fraud.

He said the assembly would not relent in carrying out its constitutional duties, including pointing out any action that would be detrimental to Nigerians, reported the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
“No amount of either blackmail or intimidation will stop us from doing the work we have to do.
“We have a responsibility here to ensure that there are no leakages in government funds and if there are, we will call the attention of the public and do whatever it takes to salvage the situation; it is our responsibility.
“The fact about the TSA will come out and everybody will have opportunity before the committee to state the fact, the facts will speak for themselves,” he said.
Saraki said the assembly would expedite action on the inauguration of standing committees to enable it begin its oversight function fully.

Credit: ThisDay

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