Abuja lawyer, Idam threatens to sue Senate, Akpabio over enjoyment allowance details


Rights Activist, Maduabuchi Idam, has called on the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio to reveal the details of the money sent to senators as enjoyment allowance.

Idam threatened to drag Akpabio before a Federal High Court if he fails to disclose the details within the next seven days.

The constitutional lawyer explained that his action was predicated on the fact that Nigerians are suffering and plagued with scarce resources.

A statement by Idam reads: “Good day, members of the press and the general public,

“I, Maduabuchi O. Idam, have on this 11th day of August 2023, written to the Senate President, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOI), 2011 demanding, among other things, the details of the information regarding the amount and the source of the monies revealed by the Senate President to have been sent to serving Senators for enjoyment during their holiday.

“Following the relevant provisions of the FOI, the Senate President is obligated to furnish me with the requested information within seven (7) days.

“Failure to do so, I shall further explore my right as guaranteed under the Act to approach the Federal High Court in order to compel the release of the information.

“My action was necessitated by the fact that, as a people, Nigerians are currently plagued by hardship and scarce resources, thereby making it unreasonable for our leaders to embark on an enjoyable holiday at the taxpayers’ expense.”

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