‘We returned 7bn unused funds in 2008’- David Mark

‘We returned 7bn unused funds in 2008’- David Mark

Perhaps for the first time since relinquishing his position after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost control of the National Assembly, at the last general elections, immediate past President of the Senate, David Mark, on Monday, reiterated that there is no secrecy in the affairs of the legislative arm of government.

Reacting to insinuations in some quarters that the National Assembly’s budgets and salaries are shrouded in secrecy, Mark said parliamentary practices and procedures require that all issues be carried out in the open.

A statement by his Media Assistant, Paul Mumeh, recalled that:  “In 2008, the National Assembly under my leadership was the first arm of government to return the sum of N7 billion unspent fund to the national treasury during late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua’s administration. Some people would have done otherwise.” Read more

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