Senate Never Proposed New Aircraft for Tinubu, Shettima – Akpabio

Senate President Godswill Akpabio has dismissed reports suggesting that the 10th Senate proposed procuring new aircraft for President Bola Tinubu and Vice President Senator Kashim Shettima. Speaking to reporters in Maiduguri after leading a delegation to pay condolences to Senator Tahir Monguno over his father’s passing, Akpabio clarified that these reports are untrue.

Senate Never Proposed New Aircraft for Tinubu, Shettima – Akpabio
Senate Never Proposed New Aircraft for Tinubu, Shettima – Akpabio

Last week, media outlets circulated claims that the Senate President indicated the Senate would approve new aircraft for the nation’s leaders despite widespread hunger among Nigerians. Akpabio vehemently denied these claims, labeling them as fabrications by propagandists and fifth columnists.

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“I want to dispel the rumor that the Senate President said he will buy a new plane for the President and his Vice, irrespective of the fact that Nigerians are hungry,” Akpabio stated. “I never said that. I was actually in Zanzibar, Tanzania. This is the handiwork of propagandists and fifth columnists, who never see anything good in what we are doing.”

He emphasized that the Senate remains dedicated to legislation that supports President Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda and urged Nigerians to pray for the current administration. Akpabio also expressed satisfaction with the improved security situation in Borno State, crediting President Tinubu’s efforts.

“Be rest assured, pray for the government, have patience and be assured that the combination of Tinubu and Shettima will bring wealth and prosperity to all,” Akpabio added. “I am happy to see that peace has returned to Borno, as a result of the hard work of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. I want to tell the good people of Borno to continue to support the administration.”

The Senate President’s remarks come amidst heightened scrutiny and speculation over government expenditure and priorities, as the nation grapples with economic challenges.

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