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Senator Ndume Confirms Delivery Of Controversial Presidential Yacht



The Chief Whip of the 10th Senate, Senator Ali Ndume, has confirmed the delivery of a N5 billion yacht for use by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Ndume’s position comes barely 24 hours after the House of Representatives removed the N5 billion presidential yacht vote, and transferred the sum to the student loan.

Speaking on Arise Tv Breakfast Show anchored by Dr Reuben Abati, Ndume clarified that according to Nigerian Navy, the presidential yacht is not a new item and that the yacht has been delivered without payment.

He said this is what informed the allocation in the N2.1 trillion 2023 supplementary budget sent to the House.

According to Ndume, President Tinubu is not a luxurious person and could not have included the yacht in his proposal to the National Assembly.

He said: “I understand that the presidential yacht has already been delivered, the deal was signed but no payment was made.

“That was why it was included in the supplementary budget, the yacht was not included by this present administration, the Navy clarified that it is not a new item.

“The President is not a luxurious person, and he would not have gone for the yacht.”

Recall that the Chairman of the Appropriation Committee, Rep. Abubakar Bichi, from Kano State, had said that the presidential yacht allocation had been added to the vote for student loans, raising it to N10 billion from the N5 billion initially earmarked for it.

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