Lawmakers criticise N4billion proposed for first lady’s building

Dame Patience Jonathan The Senate has described as scandalous and illegal the sum of N4 billion proposed in the budget of the Federal Capital Territory for the construction of the First Lady’s Mission Building.

The federal lawmakers voiced their disapproval when they considered the FCT’s budget proposal of N253 billion.

They also criticised the proposal of N150 million for the renovation of the Vice President’s guest house in Asokoro, five billion naira to rehabilitate commercial sex workers and the destitute and seven billion naira for the construction of two city gates in the FCT.

When the budget proposal was presented for approval in the Senate, the lawmakers voiced concern over the current state of the capital city and wondered what exactly the FCT administration has done with previous allocations.

Bad roads, indiscriminate refuse dumps, slums, faulty infrastructure, traffic congestion appear to now characterise the state capital, making it a shadow of itself.

The FCT budget, however, passed second reading.


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