skip to main
skip to sidebar
247 Nigeria News Update...We give you news updates all round the clock.
Celebs & Showbiz
18 Aug 2017
Obasanjo explodes, calls Nigerian lawmakers ‘bunch of unarmed robbers’
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday in Ibadan described Nigerian lawmakers as a “bunch of unarmed robbers”.
Obasanjo said the current legislators were one of the highest paid lawmakers in the world, despite the fact that an estimated 75 percent of Nigerians populace lived in poverty.
The former president spoke at the book presentation of Prof. Mark Nwagwu entitled: “I am Kagara, I Weave the Sands of Sahara” at the University of Ibadan.
Obasanjo was the Chief Host, while the former Minister of Education, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili chaired the occasion.
Obasanjo insisted that he would continue to criticise national assembly members because they consumed a huge percentage of the nation’s overhead cost.
He lamented that the nation would hardly develop when about 90 percent of revenue was spent on overhead costs, rather than on capital expenses.
“The way we are going about spending all our revenue to pay overhead, we will not develop.
“And we will have ourselves to blame. Ninety percent of revenue is used to pay overhead, allowances, salaries and not much is left for capital development.
“It is even worse for the National Assembly. They will abuse me again but I will never stop talking about them. They are a bunch of unarmed robbers.
“They are one of the highest paid in the world where we have 75 percent of our people living in abject poverty.
“They will abuse me tomorrow and if they don’t, maybe they are sleeping. The behaviour and character of the National Assembly should be condemned and roundly condemned,” he said.
PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
How I TOTALLY Got Rid Of my POT BELLY,excess Fat and Overweight In just 2weeks.. Click HERE for Details.
For Instant Updates On Twitter Page @247NGNEWSUPDATE
Post a Comment
Post Comments ( Atom )
Join Our Social Media
click to subscribe to our youtube
Recent Posts Widget
Follow by Email
Tears and Sadness as Popular Actress Dies While Giving Birth
Family, friends and fans have been left in serious shock following the sad death of a popular actress during childbirth. Maureen Wanza ...
Distraught Nigerian Couple Rescued from Ritualist Shrine in Ikorodu (Photos)
A couple looking for spiritual help have been rescued from a ritualist shrine as they were about to be used for ritual. A couple were on ...
Tears! Brilliant 16-year-old Teenager Dies After Passing Post-JAMB Screening for Medicine (Photo)
A young and intelligent Nigerian teenager by name, Mubarak Razak has kicked the bucket after a brief illness leaving his family members in p...
English Premier League result
English Premier League results on Sunday: Chelsea 0 Arsenal 0 Playing later Manchester United v Everton (1500 GMT) Played Saturday...
Biafra: What God Told Me About the IPOB Agitation - Olumba Olumba Obu Speaks Out
The leader of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, Olumba Olumba Obu, has revealed what God allegedly said to him about the IPOB agitation...
JOIN OUR BBM CHANNEL
Copyright © 2015
247 Nigeria News Update