Meanwhile, The House of Representatives has dismissed a statement credited to the National Assistant General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Christopher Onyeka claiming that each member of the House of Reps collected N100 million as palliative.

The Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs Rep. Akin Rotimi, denied this in a statement in Abuja. Onyeka had claimed that the executive arm gave N100m to National Assembly (NASS) members as palliatives.

Rotimi said the claim was baseless and devoid of any factual accuracy. He added that transparency and truth in public discourse were necessary for a functioning democracy.

He expressed doubt if Onyeka was conveying the official position of the NLC on the claim, adding that it was nonetheless important to correct such misinformation.

According to him, the House of Reps demands an immediate retraction of this lie and a public apology from the NLC.