President Buhari walks out on Ministers

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President Muhammadu Bhari reportedly walked out on ministers during a meeting at presidential villa.

The report said the ministers led by youth and sports minister Solomon Dalung had sought the audience of President as the ministers for financial request of N20 million per annum to settle their accommodation problem  but mid-way into the meeting, Mr Buhari President stood up and ‘excused himself’ leaving the ministers dejected and hopeless.

President Buhari rejected the request by the ministers “because his hands are tied by the Remuneration Act, even though he empathises with their situation. They were asking for N20 million per annum for their accommodation. But prior to last week’s meeting, several other options had been proposed, including buying an estate or the FCDA (Federal Capital Development Authority) building one, but these were considered expensive and dropped. The final option was the request for N20 million per annum, because some ministers are squatting in Abuja and the situation is impacting on their jobs.”

Quoting a source who was present during the meeting, the report said “The ministers have been facing serious challenges with accommodation and they put their heads together to go and see the President hoping that they could persuade him to do something. Dalung was the spokesperson of the ministers; Communication Minister Adebayo Shittu was also at the meeting. Where the problem started was when Dalung started making reference to how ministers got a nice accommodation package under previous governments.

He actually said that under Jonathan ministers were given N20 million each for accommodation. When he said that Buhari asked if he mean N20 million for all the ministers and Dalung replied that it was N20 million per person. It was at this point that Buhari stood up and said he was taking his leave and leaving Osinbajo to “sort it out” with them,” an unnamed source was quoted.

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Ministers who are perceived not be affected with the accommodation problem are minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi, minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola and minister of solid minerals, Kayode Fayemi.

It was however gathered the minister of youth and sports, Solomon Dalung has secured a low-key accommodation at Gwarinpa district of Abuja.

The minister of state budget and national planning, Zainab Ahmed who was quoted in a statement signed by Charles Dafe, Director of Information in the ministry disclosed this when the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) paid her a courtesy visit.

Source: Naij

 

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4 Comments on President Buhari walks out on Ministers

  1. People in question are people who can afford 20 million naira ten times. One would expect a bit of patriotism.

  2. Lmao!N20 million per person, really? A great leadership disappointment for these ministers. Workers earn minimum wage of N18,000 and yet find an accommodation to fit in, do you think they are all under the bridge? They survive! Ministers learn to survive, you are serving not being served, SHAME!!!

  3. PMB.. Thank you for such act these so call senator are just greedy people didnt they have there house were they leave before they attain these position most of them have embezzle the money of these country during the past regime and now they are asking for that amount for accomodation pls if any senator want an accomodation there is face me and face you apartment let them go and take that

  4. Wait ooo, what did i hear, 20 million for housing allowance each, why are this so called minister so greedy they want to be living in castle, no wonder the man walked out on them, GEJ na mumu, dat one doesnt think before he act… no time to waste our resources.

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