Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for budgeting N70m for the Independence Day anniversary. El-Rufai noted in a Facebook post on Thursday that under former President Goodluck Jonathan, the Federal Government spent billions every year on Independence Day.
He noted that between 2011 and 2014, Jonathan spent over N64bn celebrating Independence Day.Curiously, in 2010 Jonathan budgeted N10bn for Nigeria’s golden jubilee celebration.He wrote, “This is the APC/PMB change we voted for. Independence anniversary expenditure for the past five years: 2011 – N13bn; 2012 -N15bn; 2013 – N14bn; 2014 – N22bn; 2015 -N70m
He noted that the nation was not yet where it ought to be but with purposeful leadership, things would get better.