The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, on Saturday restated that no money was misappropriated, stolen or lost in the 2016 budget.
This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Turaki Hassan. The statement insisted that there was no act of corruption by the speaker during and after the preparation of the 2016 budget.
It quoted Dogara as urging Nigerians to be vigilant with respect to the execution of the budget “to ensure that they are not short-changed’’.
It said that the speaker had denied the allegations against him by Rep. Abdulmumin Jibrin, describing them as false and baseless.
“They are fictional and scandalous, untruths and falsehoods which will be dealt with at the appropriate time.
“I wish to appeal to the public for patience as the truth which will vindicate the innocent in this unfortunate saga will unfold sooner than later,’’ the statement further quoted him as saying.