School has been killing me so I haven’t really been up to date with affairs in the mother country. Apparently, some epic shit went down at the National Assembly the other day.
Does anyone remember this guy with the sweet bowtie that could pass for my uncle with more hair?
Total Federal Government Overhead is over N500 billion and the Overhead of the National Assembly is N136.2 billion. This is exactly 25.1 per cent of total government overhead. I am quoting from the figure I got from the Budget Office. If you like, you can invite the Director-General of the Budget Office…By my nature, if I do not believe that I am wrong, I do not apologise
I said what I said. If you don’t like it, eat shit!
I’m pretty sure this pissed off the Senate a little. That probably explains why they ignored the figures and started questioning Sanusi’s character. Even Bayelsa senator, Heineken Lokpobiri (No, you aren’t blind. His name is Heineken), chimed in,
We really need to be sure that the CBN governor has the character to stay in that office
The defeated Senators kept trying to break Sanusi. They asked him if he liked his job or felt like quitting. They even asked him if he thought democracy was too expensive, probably the dumbest of the questions. Don’t Nigerian Senators earn earn more than any of their global counterparts? Democracy is not expensive but Nigerian democracy sure as hell is. I’ll just stop there before your daddy summons me to the National Assembly too. I’m not a man like Sanusi, I’ll probably shit my pants or something. Before the whole thing ended, Sanusi had to deliver a Gladiator-esque statement.
My name is Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, not Central Bank Governor. I enjoy my job but if you want me to quit, I will honourably quit
In my head, I pictured Russel Crow saying that.
Sanusi went on to say that democracy was all about freeedom of speech and yada, yada, yada. Remember the traitorous Aganga? Well, homeboy decided to warn Sanusi not to “slander” the National Assembly. Is it still slander if it is true? Feeling left out, the House of Representatives have decided to get in the action. They’ve summoned Sanusi to defend his statement…again.