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Government spent N4.8 Billion on school fees of ambassadors’ children in 2011.

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Olugbenga-Ashiru, Foreign affairs minister

During yesterday’s budget defence, lawmakers were stunned that the Foreign Ministry spends much more above the approved amounts for paying school fees.

Ministries, departments and parastatals are facing lawmakers for the annual budget defence during which shocking revelations of government’s bogus spending usually emerge, meeting with lawmakers’ short-lived criticisms.

Nnena Elendu- Ukeje, the head of the House of Representatives foreign affairs committee on yesterday expressed shock at the huge bill the foreign affairs ministry spends annually on school fees.

The N4.8 billion paid by the foreign ministry for the education of its workers’ children in 2011 was far above the approved allocation for the purpose.

The amounts foot the fees of children of ambassadors and other diplomatic staff in the nearly 200 missions run by Nigeria across the world.

Although the foreign affairs ministry proposed to spend N5.2 million for the same purpose this year lawmakers believe ‘it will be raised after appropriation’.

Lawmakers said ministry officials have been presenting such fees and other expenditures of the ministry in bulk without details, names of beneficiaries, thereby allowing officials a freehand to later adjust the approved figures, and spend same unilaterally.

When queried about the N2 billion the foreign ministry budgeted to spend on transport and travels in 2012, the foreign affairs minister, Olugbenga Ashiru responded by saying;

“We travel to get the best. You need to get well-trained diplomats. Without training, you will not get good diplomats. Without training, there will be no results. We send some of them to Oxford, some to Italy as they will be competing with the best from the world.”

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42 Comments

  1. Enter your name...mrs glory obiejesi

    February 3, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    wat a corrupt country dis country is,they spend so much 4 diplomatic children,bt 2 make ordinary public school free 4 d poor people is very difficult,we leave every thing 2 God.

  2. kolo kontry

    February 3, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    What has God got to do with this? Nigerians choose to be led by them. Serves them right !!!

  3. james plack

    February 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    this people are not interested in anybody just themselves and their children..what they think about life is left for God to decide..i think will need revolution…

  4. Nansok Joseph Emmanuel

    February 3, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    To the detriment of the poor Nigerian masses. Is high time we strike revolution to stop this menace. May God help us.

  5. adamu jh

    February 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Spending money on a corupt pple while our skool are well proper . Allah ya isa mana shegu

  6. Akinola S

    February 3, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Wahooo….speechless!!!,what an outragious amount of hard earn tax payers money,spent on wards of already rich citizens of our sate,when we or even me myself is busy languishing in a public instuitution without basic amenity,and lack of funding from this so called leaders!!,hmmm.all I know is that posterity and God himself will make them suffer for all their deeds,God dey cos these case he will intervene one day.

  7. mallam$ambo

    February 3, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    At the expense of developing our home schools and putting them on the world map. Corrupt country being ruled by corrupt people. Shameless waste.

  8. Enter your name...Auwal Abdul

    February 3, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    nawa! I de here strugling to get money to register my waec and jamb i no get.but those that suppose to give dem de steal 4 their children, gaskiyane ALLAH YA ISAMANA. Sai munci ubanku dukanku.

  9. Abubakar korofi

    February 3, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Let the corrupt officials continue, God will make change soon & they would be punish in the here after.

  10. Dani R

    February 3, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    If i will suggest for Nigerians i will say from Goodluck to the least office holder in Nigeria they should not take their children to school abroad, their children most attend gov sch n lets see wether they will not do sometin

  11. Enter your name...Ajibade Hakeem

    February 3, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    This is a very important issue that need to be threated by national assembly,if such urge morney is been spent on ambassadors chidren and poor Nigerians could not afford to send their chidren to school that’s why there is armruber every where,if you fail to do sometin about it one this chidren will come home and the poor Nigerian will stope and kill them.

  12. Solomon

    February 3, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    I will not hesitate to join the revolutionary team when ever we called for it, we need it now. Enough of this rubbish’ i am tired of this senseless fraud going on in high places in this country. Shameless old fools

  13. Enter your name...

    February 3, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    na wa oooo! Veri soon we go dey pay 4 our ambassadors children to shit,all na untop tax payers money and money 4rm d oil wey God give 2 all of us abi? God is not sleeping oooo….

  14. dapias sani

    February 3, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    i’ve been saying this n i’ll keep on saying one day what hapened in libya must surely hapen in nigeria. We’re pushed 2 d world we can no longer condone d nonsense from our corrupt leaders. No one 2 b trusted as a leader naija. Gudlok has fail.

  15. Julius

    February 3, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    If only boko haram tergeted those fools nd their children nd leave d poor it wud have been better, nigeria wil neva develop like dis fa…

  16. opbenzene

    February 3, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    na wa this is enough to pay school fees for all the students in a university in nigeria. abeg make una take an small, small we they sufer for una hands nigeria government

  17. sule d amade

    February 3, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    I spent 8yrs farming to save money to further my education while d wards of d rich are being sponsord by d govt.!what a treason against d state and humanity !!

  18. Enter your name...ayo

    February 3, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    are they not civil servant like us? dont they collect salary? NA should remove this stupid and wicked benefit. remember free think kills!

  19. nonso

    February 3, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    nigeria was a giant of african before but now is giant of corruption the propects of training dose diplomatic children was n’t appealing to dis counry

  20. Enter your name...

    February 3, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    wht a waste, a country where 70% leave below 1$ a day, wht can we do. prosperity wil judge all of them one day.

  21. Enter your name...emeka

    February 3, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    our government as a whole are all tifs. The lawmakers should be ashame of thireself’s for approving this kind of benefits ambassadors that are being paid heavily. God must punish them all in Jesus name amen. And thy will all become victims of negative circumstances in Jesus name amen and amen.

  22. jolly osagie

    February 3, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    what do u xpect in a govt dat does not know d difference b/w corrupt leaders nd corruption,.a govt dat commisioned bore hole dat is below 200k and approve 15million 4 reading glass allowance, buko haram shud start doin d right tin by attacking those corrupt leaders.

  23. Abdul Kano

    February 3, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Is the Govt not paying their father? Can’t their father pay their children school fees like everybody does? Bunch of corrupt ingrates ruling Nigeria.

  24. Enter your name...lawal

    February 3, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Very sad!short of word to describe dis nonsense and still the bill will be pass and u will hear the same issue in next year presentation to the same NAS.God will catch u all.

  25. Ojo, Ajalakpo. P.U

    February 4, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Nigeria has reach the stage of splitting to pieces, why should FG of Nigeria pay school fees of Some top officials of government children when ASUU was on strike close to 3 months.
    For goodness sake Mr Goodluck Jonathan, during your campaign you mentioned to Nigerians how you had no shoe, no biro, notebooks, uniform nad also that you walk long distance to your school. Does this huge amount of money been pay to top officials of Government depicts your situation of your childhood? If the answer is no then wake up Mr president Nigeria is not for sale, and if it is, it should not be sold in your time. Do the right thing at the right time. There were confessions indicting some top northern personalities how they sponsor the deadly Boko Haram sect all the places, Government top men are busy sharing Nigerai money to train their children abroad and return back to Nigerai to become terrorist as we have seen from the confession made sect ex.member.

  26. bashir sarki fagge

    February 4, 2012 at 5:07 am

    To the president n judiciaries. What a disciplinary action is taken over stupid, corrupt n unreasonable minister? Even though that’s how u r all, including d president n his cabinets, senate n reps, judiciaries and any other political n office holders. May God punish u destroy what u accumulate.

  27. talk active

    February 4, 2012 at 5:22 am

    Had it been that boko-haram will focuse on these thieves 9ja 4 don beta since.

  28. fuck them all

    February 4, 2012 at 7:38 am

    i think i ve’ an idea,let start a revolution 2 stop this blonder,are the diplomatz not erning salariez,why should the government take up their parental obligationz,thatz bulshit,an senior civil servant above 4oyrs old should be killed by march this year,if we are 2 clean this mess people!

  29. nasabuwa

    February 4, 2012 at 7:57 am

    all u fools jeopardising ths shits if any one of u gt d oportunit, none will reject d offer. We r also corrupt nt only d leadrs cz God appoint leaders to a nation that match there attitudes

  30. Enter your name...

    February 4, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Oo My God! NIGERIANS where a’r we haeding to? With stupid rubbish leading by our leaders… Definantly if this nonsense ruling did’t quite in this country what’s happened in libya is a small tins… Wht wll be happen here hmm na anly Allah know it… Den all of our stupid leaders right from Presdent to councilor they wll soom remorse in their life here or here after… @ojo u’r very stupid for insulting northernar pool…. Both northerna and southernas ther’s good people and bad people…do u want to tell abduct that southernas youth take it as a buseness is good.control your mounth pls jst for peace…

  31. sahibaty

    February 4, 2012 at 9:00 am

    hmmm i cnt bliv dis! N4.8billion spnt on sch fees of d so-calld ambasadors whle nigrian univsts went on stryk 4 60days. Allah ya isa and God is watchn each nd evry1 of u d bad leaders. And God wil surely punish u 4 ur all ur bad deed. Allah ka saka mana!

  32. Enter your name...shazali ahmad mohd

    February 4, 2012 at 9:37 am

    sorry nigeria we 2let, cos we let a wound become an enjury but for now all we have to do is to revolt budiesssssssss!

  33. Enter your name...smith

    February 4, 2012 at 9:42 am

    May God save us frm dis corruption govt and political appointee jobber who impoverished masses in d name of national service for their own interest.

  34. Enter your name...emmanuel

    February 4, 2012 at 10:46 am

    of all d comments have bn reading only dat of nasabuwa has great sence..who are those govt officials ? nigerians of course.what you sow is what you rip!!!!! bfore removal of fuel subsidy,nigerians trippled their transport fair but after reversal,up till prices have not gone down,not even fuel prices @ the filling stations…we must change first!!!!!!!!!!

  35. Jona

    February 4, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    All this evil men who feed fat on our hard earn tax be visited by distruction start from mr president to the least. Evil Men

  36. Prophect

    February 4, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    See wat dis country just they turn to 4.8b to sponsor people who’re already financialy capable of sponsorin themselves, while some stil just they struggle 4 jamb money..oh no. Stil just they complian about d recent boko not mindful of the kind haram that may arise 2morrow..hmmmm

  37. zani

    February 5, 2012 at 8:28 am

    y shld i comment when my view is nt paid seen.bulshit

  38. Enter your name...god is good

    February 5, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    God will punishs all of u from head to toal,AMEN

  39. let dem know

    February 25, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    God must punish all dis leaders that are involve in embezzling nigeria’s money on their children and their families.may thunder strike them all and their children, they will never prosper. they will never eat from the fruit of their labour. in jesus name, in allah name and in ifa’s name amen in satans name.

  40. Jane

    April 12, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    what a bad leaders we have every where in nation.
    God will reward you all for the sufferings you caused
    the people.

  41. sahibaty

    April 13, 2012 at 6:17 am

    wat a useless nd corrupt leaders we have. Culd u imagine dis huge amount of monmoney spendind on children of whose parents hv d capacity nd ability of payingd sch fees of dia chldren. Hm
    mm, im even speechless. Is dis justice? Y cnt d govt renovate d sch of d chldren of d masses, our univsties are lackng alot of equipment bt govt didnt bother rather dey prefer 2 support those dat hav d meanrof supportng dia chldren. Ya Allah, U r d only one we have and U r Best judge Ya Allah help nd guide ur servant. Amin Ya Allah

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My birthday wish is to please continue to pray for those innocent lives lost. Please remain hopeful and focused because I truly believe better days are soon ahead by God’s grace.

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