Outrage over Mark, others’ rejection of N3bn quarters

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President of the senate, David MarkProminent  Nigerians have expressed their dissatisfaction with reports that the principal officers of the National Assembly rejected the official quarters built for them by the Federal Capital Development Authority, describing the project as a waste of money and another means of encouraging corruption.
This came as the principal members of the National Assembly denied ever rejecting any house.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed,  had at a news conference in Abuja last weekend, stated that  the Senate President, David Mark,  Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal  and their deputies, along with some other principal officers, had rejected the N3bn official quarters being built for them in Abuja.
Bala had cited insecurity and delay in ‘provision of infrastructure as reasons for the rejection of the official residential buildings. But the National Assembly claimed that the decision to abandon the buildings was that of the FCTA and not that of the presiding officers of the National Assembly.
However, notable Nigerians on Thursday condemned both the decision to build houses for the principal officers and the rejection by the principal officers. They claimed the development was iniquitous as it encouraged corruption.
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Source: The Punch – Nigeria’s Most Widely Read Newspaper

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