Embattled Senator Abdullahi Adamu who was recently sacked as Chairman of Northern Senators' Forum over alleged mismanagement of N70m handed over to him by the Seventh Senate has explained how the Senators shared the money alleged to have been swallowed by a monkey.
In a chat with Dailytrust, Senator Adamu said the money he inherited was in the region of N62m/N63m and not N70 as widely reported. He explained that when the Senators held their retreat in Katsina recently, each Senator was given N250, 000 as transport allowance and additional N150, 000 for return ticket to Abuja.
According to him;
"In order to give a dog a bad name, they now went to say that they had N70m that I mismanaged or whatever. The NSF, to the best of my knowledge, has never had N70m, at least not during my tenure that they purported it was mismanaged. We inherited something in the region of N62m/N63m that was declared by the out gone secretary of the forum who happens to be the present Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan. I didn’t touch one kobo until when we were going to Katsina for the NSF retreat. When we were going, we got the same guys to sign for the transport fares.
Every senator that attended was paid N250, 000 as allowance for his two days and everyone also got N150, 000 for return ticket. They got these and they signed. The remaining money was returned to Abuja and was paid back into the account.
You know, when you talk of money, everybody’s attention will be attracted. They did this to get attention, but this is just garbage, and for the allegation, it is up to them to prove," he added.