By Syn Osuchukwu
Who uses 10 million to refurbish an already refurbished house? A Nigerian politician for sure! Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant on public affairs to former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan, has revealed that he used N10 million out of the N100 million he collected from Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), to furnish his apartment.“The initial N50m was approved by the president to be paid to me from his security vote. N10m was to furnish my rented living apartment and another N10m for my office. The balance N30m was approved as take-off grant,” Doyin said in a statement.
Biko, where was I when this money was exchanging hands? “Refurbishers” charge as much as 10 million?)
Okupe also criticised the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for releasing sensitive information about his health to the media without his consent. He said while he decided to confide in the anti-graft agency, the commission chose to embarrass him. “Without clearance or authorisation by me this information was revealed to the media. I woke up to hear it on radio broadcast nationwide and was published in many newspapers,” he said. “This is a sad development and a definite breach of the confidence I reposed on the commission as an institution of government.
Just when you think a crop of politicians are different from the rest, they embarrass you with scandals!
I’m off to learn refurbishing, abeg!