Gbajabiamila denies using public fund for mum’s birthday celebration in Dubai
Gbajabiamila denies using public fund for Mum’s birthday celebration in Dubai
The Media office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has dismissed trending media report alleging that the Speaker used public funds to sponsor 300 guests to Dubai, United Arab Emirate (UAE) to celebrate his mother’s 90th birthday.
The Speaker’s position was contained in a statement titled ‘Sahara Reporters’ Story is False’ was issued and signed by Mr Lanre Lasisi, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
“The story carried by Sahara Reporters on Monday, March 2, 2020, alleging that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila used public funds to take 300 guests to Dubai for his mother’s birthday is categorically false.
“The Speaker, his family and a few friends were in Dubai to celebrate the 90th birthday anniversary of Alhaja Lateefat Olufunke Gbajabiamila, the Speaker’s mother.
“For the records, this event was strictly for family members and a few childhood friends for which no public funds were appropriated or expended.
“Indeed not a single politician or a legislator was present at the event,” the statement read.