I Celebrated Mom’s Birthday In Dubai With Family & Friends, Not 300 Guests —Gbajabiamila
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has denied the report by SaharaReporters on Monday, March 2, 2020, alleging that he used public funds to take 300 guests to Dubai for his mother’s 90th birthday, saying the story “is categorically false”.
Hon. Gbajabiamila made the denial in a statement signed his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Lanre Lasisi.
“For the records,” he said, “this event was strictly for family members and a few childhood friends for which no public funds were appropriated or expended.”
He stressed that “not a single politician or a legislator was present at the event.”
The statement, however, did not deny that 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.