ACN flays FG over N2.2bn banquet hall

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The Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, has raised alarm over what it called the reckless extravagance of the Jonathan Administration, saying it could plunge the country into bankruptcy if left unchecked.

In a statement issued in Ilorin on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said it was totally unacceptable that a government which has not made a positive impact on Nigerians would engage in such wastage.

It said the government has now beaten its own record for profligacy by its decision to build a N2.2 billion banquet hall in Aso Rock Presidential Villa, describing it as a white elephant project.

He said: ‘’It is interesting that a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is comparing the country with smaller countries when it comes to justifying a project that will only benefit a few elite. Does the Minister know that the citizens of the so-called smaller countries enjoy uninterrupted electricity supply?”

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