Ashluxe, 30 BG, royalty-printed flyers are being printed & shared currently in the poverty capital of the world. You cannot tell me there’s no money in this country.
Each flyer is maybe averaging N1million per copy, “wahala for who never get copy” because I’m currently looking for where to exchange for cash “abeg”, daylight MMM.
Oil Money, oily flyer, Hushpuppi format. Out of Context, printing flyers for N98.4m when more than half of the population is in abject poverty has to be the height of negligence for the need for common sense. Well, it joins the growing list of weird fetishes we have experienced in this giant of Africa.
The Senate Public Account Committee described as unacceptable the payment of N98.4m by the Petroleum Resources Ministry for the printing of leaflets. The flyers, according to the 2015 Auditor-General for the Federation’s report, was “meant” to create an awareness campaign for the Petroleum Industrial Bill.
The report, currently being scrutinised by the National Assembly, also stated that the fund was released without due process. Not satisfied with the ministry’s explanation, the Senate panel directed the officers involved to return the money to the federation account
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