APC, PDP Senators Clash Over Social Intervention Fund

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APC, PDP Senators Clash Over Social Intervention Fund
Senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and their Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterparts clashed on Wednesday over the Federal Government’s social intervention programme.

The atmosphere became tensed when Minority Leader raised a point of order alleging that the social intervention fund was used for political purpose.

She alleged that those given the fund were asked to fill forms alongside details of their permanent voters cards, noting that those without PVCs are not given.

She said it was apparent that the fund was used to influence voters as the approach.

But Senate Leader Ahmad Lawan, who stood up to counter her met stiff resistance from the lawmakers with and others raising their voices against the contribution.

It took several minutes before Lawan was allowed to speak, albeit with intermittent interruptions from the senators.

At the end of the debate, senators resolved that the social intervention programme of the present administration and the SURE-P programme of the past administration should be probed.

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