Bankole Wellington, a showbiz mogul, says the lawmakers at the national assembly have shown they have no conscience for embarking on a N37 billion renovation project amid more pressing priorities.
President Muhammadu Buhari was said to have approved N37 billion for the renovation of the national assembly’s complex — aside from the N128 billion budgeted for it in the 2020 appropriation bill.
The development didn’t go down well with some Nigerians as many have argued that the money could’ve been used for hospitals, schools, and road construction across the country.
Wellington, who had contested the recent Eti-Osa federal constituency elections, took to his Twitter page to decry the development and shame Nigerians for letting them “get away with it.”
“Our leaders in the National Assembly have NO conscience. At a time like this, when education and healthcare in Nigeria are in a state of Emergency, they earmarked N37Billion to renovate their office building. Shame on us for letting them get away with it,” he wrote.
Our "leaders" in the National Assembly have NO conscience. At a time like this, when Education & Healthcare in Nigeria are in a state of Emergency.. they earmarked N37Billion to renovate their office building. Shame on us for letting them get away with it. This is SICK.
— Banky Wellington (@BankyW) December 19, 2019
Buhari had signed the N10.59 trillion 2020 appropriation bill into law on Tuesday, with a marked increment of N260 billion from the N10.33 trillion proposal submitted on October 8.
Some key highlights of the budget are N46 billion for the presidency, N110 billion for National Judicial Council (NJC), and N111.7 billion for Universal Basic Education (UBE).
Others are N40 billion for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), N38 billion for North East Development Commission (NEDC), and N80 billion for Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
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