Senator Ben Bruce, representing Bayelsa east, reveals it’s heartbreaking that at a time many Nigerians can’t afford to eat, N40 million in the 2017 budget was designated for the feeding of wild animals in the presidential villa.
In a couple of tweets on Thursday night, Bruce said at N510 to a dollar, it has reached a stage where buying made in Nigeria commodities is a necessity.
“It breaks my heart that at a time when many Nigerians can’t eat we are budgeting N40 million to feed wildlife in Aso Rock Presidential Villa,” he tweeted.
“At N510 to a dollar, #BuyNaijaToGrowTheNaira is no luxury, it is not even a necessity. Nigeria has reached the stage where it’s a necessity.”
It breaks my heart that at a time when many Nigerians cant eat we are budgeting ₦40 million to feed wildlife in Aso Rock Presidential Villa!
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) February 16, 2017