Stella Dimoko Senators, Reps Under Fire Over N125bn ‘Jumbo’ Budget


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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Senators, Reps Under Fire Over N125bn ‘Jumbo’ Budget

The revelation that the National Assembly will be spending N125 billion this year is already raising dust across the nation.

Some Nigerians believe the amount is out of tune with reality , given the current economic situation of the country.

Retired Catholic Archbishop of Lagos State, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie is shocked that the federal legislators appropriated N125 billion considering the economic recession plaguing the country.

“Are you saying million or billion? It is too much,” he told The Nation when contacted yesterday by phone.“These people were elected to make laws that would bring development to the nation but what have they done? They are just there fighting for their own personal interest.

“During election period you will see them jumping around, making promises that they cannot fulfill. It is not fair. What exactly are these people budgeting this huge amount of money doing in the interest of the nation and the people?”

The vocal cleric asked them them to cut the budget because “it is too much.”

“What are they going to do with it? My brother, today is Friday and I don’t want to be annoyed. The country is plagued by the menace of herdsmen, armed robbery, kidnapping and unemployment. These and so many burning issues are things that they should be concerned about.

“How are they going to account for this thing before God? We always say that God is a merciful father but it appears that the devil does not allow us to remember that God is a God of justice. If any negative thing happens to any of them, they will be saying that somebody caused it for them. These are repercussions of what they are doing,” Okogie stated.

Edited from The Nation


  1. This our legislatives are spending way to much. There's no correlation to what is currently happening in country. The country just got out of recession in the last quarter

  2. Oh God!For me these guys are bunch of parasites who feed on our collective national cake without any economic impact.God save Nigeria

  3. All the senators and the Reps members should be sent into the rain with nothing on them, ask them to lie down on the floor, and flogged 120 Strokes of the Cain by Akpororo...😬😬😬😬😬

    Nonsense people..

  4. And they wonder why they never enjoy peace nor good health. SMH.

  5. All they think about is just their pockets. What is their duty aside from spending money please?


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