Add to cart, add to cart, add to cart was a momentous noise that raged between the year 2015 to 2019. The ongoing flash sales have put the Federal Government of the Republic of Nigeria in an on-going frenzy of panic buying – it feels like Black Friday every day in Nigeria but only for 4years
Or how else do you justify how the FG withdrew N1.5trn (about $4.92bn) from the Excess Crude Account within 4years. Where it went on a buy-cation. It feels similar to stories of when a sugar daddy finally gives you the sugar & having gotten the credit alert, you go about `balling like’
For us, it goes from the N458.14bn in 2015 (for Petroleum Subsidy) to N85.17bn in 2016, $250m in 2017, to $2.87bn in 2018, to $490.37m in 2018 for the purchase of Super Tucano Aircraft, to $233.29m for the Universal Basic Education Commission, to Olamide saying that it was a hit back-to-back during the Headies Award which celebrates Head Of States that have flamboyantly added to cart more than any other
Little wonder, our Head Of State’s titles have evolved to ‘Presidential Minister Of Foreign Travels’, to ‘Mr Fantabulous’, to ‘Elegushi Spender’, for the incessant balling at (of) the beach, called Nigeria
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