Gbajabiamila opens up on using public funds to sponsor 300 guests for his mother’s birthday in Dubai
Lanre Lasisi, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Speaker, House of Representatives, Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila, has denied a report that his principal took 300 guests to Dubai for his mother’s birthday.
An online news platform had reported that the Speaker used public funds to sponsor 300 guests for the birthday.
This has now been denied by Gbajabiamila as seen in the statement issued below.
“The story carried by Sahara Reporters on Monday, March 2, 2020, alleging that @SpeakerGbaja, 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”.