A cross-section of Nigerians have taken to social media to air their grievances on the approval of N37billion for the renovation of the National Assembly complex in Abuja.
Odunews.com reports that N37billion was approved for the renovation of the National Assembly Complex.
It would be recalled that the National Assembly was built during ex- President Olusegun Obasanjo’s tenure for about$35.18 million which is about N7 billion.
The huge amount earmarked for the renovation has stirred much controversy with many comparing the budget to that of other important sectors in the country like Education and Health.
See some reactions below:
Corruption is defined as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. The abuse of entrusted power for private gain has ALWAYS been the main business of the National Assembly. It can be done as illegal earnings, “constituency projects”, budget padding, jeeps or even renovation.
— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) December 18, 2019
— Simply Loba (@Santex2010) December 17, 2019
— S N O W kvng ? (@majorwayz89) December 18, 2019
— Vasalevsky?? (@Vasalevsky1) December 18, 2019
National assembly approved Buhari loan request while Buhari approves #37billion renovation budget for them.
Lol. Y'all didn't see it coming? Right from time, the mentality of our legislators is "scratch my back, I scratch your back"
— Ùgbó-ndioma (@Ugbo_ndioma) December 18, 2019
Daylight Robbery is when over $100m is budgeted for "renovation of the National Assembly."
Is it even a priority to spend over #37billion Naira on the National Assembly?
The National Secretariat/Hospital in Abuja are in need of more renovations than any other National building.
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) December 17, 2019
Our primary/secondary school education curriculum should have been changed by now.
Most of Charles Darwin postulations have been proven to be wrong or outdated. The concept of atom in Ababio doesn't hold waters again.
But we have a non-functional government that…… #37billion
— E. O. Ebubechukwu (@Iameziokwu) December 18, 2019
Pic 1. NASS to be renovated with #37Billion
Pic 2. Hospitals to be maintained with 1 cup of cement & 3 cups of sand. The doctors must learn how to mix cement.
Pic 3. Schools to remain d way they are for now. Government is broke. Let students manage.
Pic 4. The roads are good. pic.twitter.com/iYkS850Ugz
— Twitta Landlord (@BuzorTM) December 17, 2019
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