WHY ARE WE DOING THIS NOW?
Let us remind ourselves the reason for this showdown. It is not about subsidy, I keep repeating this fact. It is about the following indices that make our government big, wasteful and ineffective:
Big and overblown governments at all levels.
Over twenty Special Advisers (on what?).
Every minister is entitled to 4 Special Assistants.
Senate President earns 88 Million naira monthly.
His Deputy Earns 55 Million naira monthly.
Senators take home 14 Million naira monthly.
It takes 1.4 Billion naira to maintain the NASS annually (Remember what Sanusi said about 25% of our GDP is used to feed people who only sit Tuesday - Thursday).
Our Governors exhibit such level of opulence shunned by the richest nations in the world.
Our 2012 budget has a deficit component to it. We are supposed to borrow about 1.6 TRILLION NAIRA.
NASS will be paid from that!
Aso Rock will use 1 Billion of it to eat!
Aso Rock will use another 1 Billion to fuel generators.
The Vice President will use 58 Million naira to buy newspapers.
The Office of Patience Jonathan will use 500 Million naira to speak bad English to you.
We will spend close to 500 Billion naira on International Travels.
In 2012, some state governors will collect 100 million as security votes MONTHLY.
They will continue to enjoy immunity clause!
Your hospitals will have no drugs.
Your schools will still have no quality to train a world class scholar.
Your roads will still be death traps.
You will still be a local government unto yourself, providing water, security, power and social security!
You will still pay more for petroleum products.
You will pay toll in 2012 on federal interstate roads.
If you will like this to continue in 2012, then stay at home and enjoy power as provided by PHCN!
Have a nice day!