Bayelsa East Senatorial District, Senator Ben Murray Bruce has lambasted the Buhari led federal government for given priority to animals while Nigerians are suffering.
The Senator lamented that when Nigerians are finding it difficult to eat, the government during that period decided to budget a whopping sum of N40m to feed animals in the presidential villa.
On his Twitter handle @benmurraybruce, Murray-Bruce tweeted: “It breaks my heart that at a time when many Nigerians can’t eat, we are budgeting ₦40 million to feed wildlife in Aso Rock Presidential Villa!”
Recall that the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) recently released reports on the percentage of increment in prices of kerosene, petrol and transportation as against the previous year.
These commodities are believed to be essential to every Nigerian as it directly impact their living standards.
The reports which touched every state of the federation showed massive increments in terms of money being paid by Nigerians for these essential commodities.
However, despite the gloomy report, and the drastic reduction in the purchasing power of Nigerians, the government budgeted a whooping sum for feeding animals.
In the video below, the senator speaks to the Senate on the economy.