Sabi Abdullahi, senate spokesman, says the upper legislative chamber never threatened to shut down the government over the refusal of some political appointees to honour its invitation.
Abdullahi said this in a statement while reacting to reports that the senate had threatened to shut down the government.
Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), and Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation, had failed to honour the invitations of the senate, fuelling speculations of a rift between the executive and legislature.
But Abdullahi described as “mischievous, fabricated and outright falsehood, the story circulating on some online media that he threatened that the senate would shut down the federal government”.
“My attention has been drawn to a fabricated report on some online media in which I was said to have spoken on behalf of Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki and threatened that Senate would go “to court and stop the entire government from working,” he said.
“There was no time I made the statement attributed to me by these mischievous element. The story is outright falsehood and should therefore be disregarded by all members of the public.”
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