At his screening, Buhari’s NCC nominee says senate should be scrapped

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Saidu Abubakar, a nominee of President Muhammadu Buhari to the board of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), says the senate should be scrapped.

Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Abubakar said the senate should be scrapped because it gulps a lot of resources in the name of salaries and allowances.

“It is not true that I told members of the committee that the senate should be scrapped,” Abubakar said.

“They asked me whether I was part of the group that agitated for the scrapping of the senate and I said yes because of so many things involved in the senate and their budget.

“They asked me to state the reasons we were agitating for the scrapping of the senate, and I said it is because of their huge budget; they consume a lot of resources from the government; they put it in their own budget.

“Also, they have transport allowance and, yet they budget a lot of money to acquire vehicles.”

Earlier, the senate committee on communications chaired by Gabriel Nnaji, had detected irregularities in Abubakar’s credentials.

While explaining to the committee that he lost his credentials, Abubakar said his highest academic qualification was a diploma certificate in computer Science he had obtained from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa university, Bauchi.

He presented to the committee copies of court affidavit and police extract dated the same day of his credentials, aside his birth certificate.

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