Friday, February 12, 2016
I Built Aso Rock And I Wonder Who The Current Landlord Is? - IBB Asks Buhari
Nigeria's former military ruler and head of state, Ibrahim Babangida IBB, has added his voice to the growing criticism currently accompanying the 2016 national budget of Nigeria presented to the her National Assembly last year December by President Muhammadu Buhari. The former president requested to know who the Aso Rock landlord is.
IBB also advised the country’s politicians, saying: “I strongly believe our Politicians are well fed. The Aso Rock food budget should be reviewed. Aso Rock is not a place to feed Politicians.”
“I built Aso Rock and I wonder who the current Landlord is. I read a certain N22M for the payment of Aso Rock rent. Rent to who, Me or GEJ?
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It will be recalled that Nigeria's President Buhari, always emphasizes so much on the economic challenges facing the country following the sudden fall in crude oil prices, assured Nigerians that the budget would mitigate the effect of the unbelievable reality. He also promised that the budget would cut waste from government spending while its funds would be directed to public good.
However, Nigerians has reacted angrily and took to all manner of social platform including the micro blogging site (Twitter) to inquire for answers to the mind boggling allocations made to the Aso Rock villa,. Some described the budget as a collection of fraudulent and frivolous allocations aimed at sustaining the flamboyant lifestyle of public officials.
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The general renovation of Aso Rock guest house alone was proposed to cost N387,980,200, while furnishing the rooms in the guest house would gulp the sum of N45million. Nobody knows when the former furniture in the guest house was bought and why they should be changed now.