Veteran Nollywood actress Kate Henshaw has claimed that the only ‘prayers’ going into the ‘mailboxes’ of poor Nigerians are more taxes and burdens.
Henshaw was reacting to the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio’s assurance to colleagues during Wednesday’s plenary session that “prayers” had been sent to them as they embark on a recess.
“In order to enable all of us to enjoy our holidays, a token has been sent to our various accounts by the Clerk of the National Assembly,” Akpabio told colleagues.
The Senate President later withdrew the statement rephrasing the supposed disbursement as “prayers” sent to their “mailboxes”.
Many expressed displeasure over the remark, especially on social media, claiming the lawmakers were insensitive to poor Nigerians.
Kate Henshaw lamented that the lawmakers don’t care about poor Nigerians.
She wrote, “The only “prayers” going into the “mail” of Nigerians is more taxes, more burdens, more “grin and bear it”.
“Happy holidays to the ones meant to serve & bring succour to their constituents.
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