Budget Padding Lawmaker blames civil servants for corruption

Gausu said this while speaking with newsmen on Sunday, January 8, 2017, in Ringim, Jigawa state.

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Rep. Muhammad Gausu (APC-Ringim/Taura) in Jigawa says Federal Civil Servants are more corrupt than members of the National Assembly.

Gausu said this while speaking with newsmen on Sunday in Ringim.

“You see, people talk about us because we are elected, but the thieves are in the ministries.

“Directors insert billions of Naira because they are the ones that give contracts and they are the ones that the contractors see.

“Let me give you an example. I was in a committee on Niger Delta. There was a single contract with 20 different names and codes.

“And the consultancy fee for that particular contract was N1.2 billion. So who is responsible for all this, is it lawmakers or civil servants.

“So Nigerians must understand that this is what we are there to stop not encourage or be party to,” Gausu said.

He urged Nigerians to sustain their support for the APC in all upcoming elections.

The lawmaker assured that the present economic hardship would be a blessing for the country as President Muhammadu Buhari’s team was ready to tackle the situation

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“All those accusing APC for the current hardship in Nigeria are either looters, their collaborators or those benefiting from the loots.

“Nigerians are still aware of the wrongs of PDP, those thinking that APC put them in hardship is not true, and PDP is no more,” he said.

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