Leadership (Abuja)

30 November 2012

Nigeria: ANPP Reject Construction of N2.2 Billion New Banquet Hall in the Villa

Following the approval for the construction of a new banquet hall at the Presidential villa Abuja, to the tune of N2.2 billion naira by the federal executive council, the All Nigeria People's Party ( ANPP) has rejected the plan, saying the reason given for the project was as absurd and unnecessary as the building itself.

It was reported that the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Muhammed, said that the existing hall was inconvenient and "even smaller countries have better banquet halls near their Presidential residences".

The other excuse was that the existing hall was too far from the offices and residence of Mr President at a distance of two kilometers; although people who know the terrain affirm that the said distance was actually not up to a kilometer.

In a statement issued yesterday by its national publicity secretary, Emma Eneukwu, said it was horrifying and heartbreaking to see the leader of our great nation vividly exhibit the habits depicted in the epic allegorical novella by George Orwell when the misruling pigs, led by Napoleon, declared others."

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