L-R: Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Bukola Saraki, and APC Leader, Bola Tinubu at at a Presidential Dinner at the Banquet Hall in Aso Rock on 25th Nov 2015. | NAN Photo

Details of President Muhammadu Buhari’s proposed 2016 National Budget currently before the National Assembly are beginning to emerge.

According to analysts, Buhari’s budget provides a shocking figure of N1.7 billion for feeding the Presidency.

In 2015, the Jonathan government had budgeted less than N1 billion for the same expense line and his government was heavily criticised by the All Progressives Congress (APC). It was termed an outrageous figure and obscene expense by the then opposition party.

Nigerians have reacted with shock and disapproval at the outrageous budgetary provision. As usual, there is a mix of humour and satire.

Here are some of the top tweets on the subject matter:

8 COMMENTS

  1. This nation is built on wrong foundation. #1.7b for feeding smirk of insensitivity to the plight of the people. You see why no leader can fight corruption in Nigeria.

  2. What else would be d definition of wickedness if not d fact dat in d presence of a crumbling economy saddled wt d pain of unemployment, Bad roads leading to frequent road traffic accidents, epileptic power supply and d outrageous salaries of members of both federal houses, d presidency and it’s executive council still finds time to garrot such a massively huge sum 4 just feeding in aso rock. So what are their allowances and basic salaries used for? Savings abi?

  3. Thanks For the information

    #1.7b for feeding smirk
    of insensitivity to the plight of the people. You see why no
    leader can fight corruption in Nigeria.

  4. I hope the change agents can explain and justify the idea behind the increase in the budgetary allocation to feeding in Aso rock in 2016. My brother Fela don talk am finish, that is why poor man de suffer.

  5. It’s pretty ridiculous that in a country where the ruling party- APC has busied itself with feeding the populace with outrageous & propangadeous figures pilfered by the opposition- PDP, they still have the stomach to budget #1.7b for feeding. Hm, diaris God o!

  6. yes this is all for the change they were shouting for, they just want to change their empty pocket and stomach thats Nigeria for you.

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