Leadership (Abuja)

10 August 2014

Nigeria: Senate Panel Slams Ex-Senator Waku Over Bribe for Bill Allegation

Senate Rules and Business Committee yesterday blasted former Senator Joseph Waku over his allegation that the committee takes bribe before listing any bill for consideration.

In a press statement in Abuja, chairman of the committee, Senator Ita Enang, asked Senator Waku to withdrew the allegation and name the senator who informed him of the so-called bribe for bill by the committee.

Waku who served between 1999 - 2003 claimed he was informed by a serving senator that "he could not sponsor any bill because to sponsor a bill, a senator may have to compromise the Rules and Business Committee to get it listed".

Enang in the statement declared that as the chairman with Senate President David Mark the committee has and will always maintain the highest standard of decency and fairness to all senators and believes in the equality of all senators.

The statement read in part: "The attention of the Senate Rules and Business Committee has been drawn to a statement in a newspaper interview of Sunday credited to Sen Waku who served between 1999 - 2003 wherein he did cast aspersions and insinuations on the Rules and Business Committee of the Senate.

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