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Obasa clears the air over Lagos Assembly corruption Allegations by Sahara Reporters

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has called on well-meaning Nigerians to ignore the corruption allegation by Sahara Reporters on his Person as he described them as baseless and mischievous.

The Speaker made this known to our Reporter on Sunday when he was contacted to clear the air about the corruption allegations going on in Lagos State House of Assembly as reported by Sahara Reporter.

Obasa said that all corruption cases alleged to him by Sahara Reporters are falsely concocted from the pit of hell as no expenditure occurs in the Lagos State House of Assembly without passing through Government due process and bureaucracy.

He further stated that if Sahara Reporters and their cohort are truly credible, they should seek for the relevant expenditure documents from the State House of Assembly or Lagos State Office of Public Procurement instead of capturing unclarified Government documents through the back doors.

The Speaker said that his BVN was never attached to 64 different bank account names in contrary to the report by the online media outfit.

He also said that 2019 House of Assembly End of the year party was held on December 27, 2019, and well attended by dignitaries as against the news from Sahara Reporters that the event did not hold.

In a related development, the Clark of the House, Mr Azeez Sanni spoke on the 17 million naira monthly expenditure ascribed to the Speaker’s Office.

According to Sanni, the sum covers the various expenditure of the full offices; the Office of the Chief of Staff, Special Advisers, the office of the Chief Press Secretary, Special Assistant (Protocol), Special Assistant (Research and Development), Special Assistant (Women Affairs), and 15 Special Assistants engaged to attend to the growing demands and speciality of the House.

The Clark said “I must also state that these expenditures have been in existence prior the emergence of Speaker Obasa. It is dated back to as far as 2012 when it was N27 million monthly and I have the document here to show that the expenditure had been in existence since 2012.”

The Clark, however, enjoined Journalist to ensure that all information and press materials are accurately verified before releasing them into the public domain.

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