I Didn’t Used Public Funds To Take 300 Guests To Dubai For My Mother’s Birthday

Press Statement from the Office of the Speaker, House of Representatives

The story carried by Sahara Reporters on Monday, March 2, 2020, alleging that the Speaker of the house of representatives, 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 nor a legislator was present at the event.

Signed:

Lanre Lasisi, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Speaker, House of Representatives, Federal Republic of Nigeria