2016 Budget: Aso Rock Not A Place To Feed Politicians –IBB
Controversy has continued to trail the 2016 budget currently being reviewed at the National Assembly, as the former Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (IBB), has broken his silence.
Babangida was particularly miffed by the provisions for rent for the presidential villa, and the huge budget for food.
Recently, the Senate said the N10 billion smuggled into the Education budget was a typographical error, few days earlier. Health Minister, Prof Adewole told the nation that his ministry’s budget was tampered with.
The over N30.8 million earmarked for rent was particularly troubling to him, as he wondered who gets the rent for Aso Rock.
Another item that was of particular concern to Babangida was the colossal N445.5 million set aside for feeding in the Presidential Villa.
“I built Aso Rock and I wonder who the current Landlord is. I read a certain N22 million for the payment of Aso Rock rent. Rent to who, me or GEJ?” the former president who annulled the June 12 presidential election tweeted.
The former self-styled military president also tweeted “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.”
Babangida, fondly called Maradona, had few days ago, disagreed with President Muhammadu Buhari’s remarks in London concerning Nigerians and crime.
He tweeted “I think Mr President should know #NigeriansAreNotCriminals. Countries with the highest crime rate are USA; Germany; France; Russia and Italy.”