President Muhammadu Buhari while signing the 2020 budget approved whooping sum of N37 billion for the renovation of the National Assembly complex.
This decision came as a shock to Nigerians who for obvious reasons were not pleased. Taking to the social media, Nigerians expressed their displeasure.
While signing the N10.59t 2020 budget, the President said;
“It is my pleasant duty, today, on my 77th birthday, to sign the 2020 Appropriation Bill into law. I’m pleased that the National Assembly has expeditiously passed this Bill. Our Federal Budget is now restored to a January-December implementation cycle”
Here are some reactions below:
The worst type of theft is being robbed right before your eyes without any “weapon”, yet it seems like you can’t do anything to stop it. How can a system with its extremely flawed facets, move for the allocation of #37billion for renovations?
— Ify (@Ify_I) December 17, 2019
If you're still waiting for NIGERIA to be great you're a BIG FOOOL!
60years NO LIGHT!#37billion
— The Revolutionist (@abuo_michael) 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
This is heartless using #37billion for renovations, this government is padi padi thing. Practically government is making budget for political class not for common Nigerian.
— EJIRE (@AkindeleO1) December 18, 2019
Our refineries are not renovated
Ajaokuta steel company is not renovated
Our road are not renovated
But Buhari approves #37billion
for renovation of National Assembly
— M Abba (@M_Abba_) December 17, 2019
“NASS building renovation gets almost the same amount as all federal schools.This Next Level development na wa oo”, wrote Kamaldeen Adesina.
Bilesanmi Quadri said: Nigeria Ports authority: total allocation 13billion, Capital expenditure for more than 170 schools 40billion. National assembly which houses only 109 senators N37billion for Renovation.. haba, let’s speak the truth sometimes, this is outrageous”.
Fabulous Mike chipped in: “37billion naira to be used to renovate a building which was built with 7billion naira, the annoying part is that the said building didn’t suffer any natural or manmade disaster..God epp us in this country”.
Emeka Eze also wrote: “National Assembly was built in 1999 at the cost of N7Billion. In 2019 the so Incorruptible Buhari wants to renovate it with N37billion.Infact Buhari should be added as Natural disaster @BashirAhmaad when are you guys selling the country?”
Ukana Adeche also said his own: N37billion! APC done finish Nigeria money. How on earth you want to spend that amount of money ,no wonder dey kick dino out of the home plan work. But my God is not sleeping”.