Influential senator and chairman of the senate committee on the Federal Capital Territory(FCT), Dino Melaye has said he was the one that moved the motion on the Treasury Single Account(TSA). Melaye revealed this during his interview with Leke Baiyewu of the Punch Newspaper.
During the interview, the highly vocal senator was asked how many motions and bills he had presented so far, to which he replied, ” 30 motions so far”. He then went ahead to explain some of them.
According to the Kogi State senator, he moved the motion on the TSA, which the Buhari government has touted as one of its greatest achievements.
“I moved the motion on the Treasury Single Account, which has led to the recovery of huge sums from unauthorised sources and taken to the government coffers. Even the percentage that the agency, Remita, was taking was reduced from five per cent to one per cent; and this is a considerable reduction. I moved the motion on MTN (Nigeria) and how trillions of naira, through capital flight, left this country. I moved a lot of motions, including that of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (Babachir Lawal) that led to his eventual suspension and sacking.”
He also spoke about other things, including his book on corruption, which he claims has sold over 100, 000 copies, and his flare for cars.
“Every human has a passion for something. My passion is collection of automobiles. Some other people’s passion is cocaine. Some other people’s passion is blood; they are so diabolical that they can buy blood for any amount of money. Some other people’s passion is diamond; you can ask Diezani (Alison-Madueke). I love automobiles and I have no regrets about it.”