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Adeosun reacts to N10bn fraud leveled against her, Saraki, Dogara

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Adeosun reacts to N10bn fraud leveled against her, Saraki, Dogara

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has debunked a report by an online news platform that she illegally approved N10 billion to the National Assembly.

The report on Friday had accused Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun and the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, of colluding to perpetrate the fraud.

However, in a statement through her media aide, Oluyinka Akintunde, later on Friday, Adeosun confirmed releasing the fund, but said there was nothing illegal about it as claimed by the online report.

The statement read in part, “The attention of the Honourable Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has been drawn to a smear campaign by an online medium, Premium Times, of ‘illegal sharing of N10 billion from the national treasury’.

“The Honourable Minister wishes to debunk the entire mischievous and made-up report of the online medium which negates the ethics and professionalism of journalism. The article displays a worrying lack of understanding of Appropriation, Payments and Control, and therefore be disregarded by the public.

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“The Minister further wishes to state that warrants are issued in accordance with appropriation and after due approval by the Cash Plan Committee (CPC) chaired by the Minister.”

Saraki had soon after the report was published responded to the claim. He had denied the allegation, describing it as fake news, and also threatened to initiate a legal action against the online platform.

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