Who Is The Landlord At Aso Rock? Mystery As Nigeria Pays N400.1M As Rent For Aso Rock Villa

Date: 27-11-2020 7:00 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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By 2021, total money paid as rent for Aso Rock residential quarters will exceed N400 million as questions remain on who the mystery landlord is.

The 2021 State House budget, as in previous years, has earmarked N66.6 million as payment for ‘residential rent’, a provision that many Nigerians have described as ‘suspicious’ with questions on if, indeed, Aso Rock is on rent.

In 2016, following an outcry on the same item in the budget, former Head of State, and also the first occupant of Aso Rock, Ibrahim Babangida, lent his voice to criticism of the residential rent provision, asking Nigerian government to explain who exactly are the landlords.

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“I built Aso Rock and I wonder who the current Landlord is. I read a certain N22M for the payment of Aso Rock rent. Rent to who, Me or GEJ?”
Babangida asked in 2016.

Aso Rock Presidential Villa was constructed in October 13, 1989 by Ibrahim Babaginda, following a 1976 proclamation by the Military Government of Murtala Mohammed for a more central state capital.

On November 1, 1991, the Aso Rock Presidential Villa was completed and President Babangida became the first Head of State to occupy it, moving in on December 12, 1991.

Although the controversy precedes President Muhammadu Buhari administration, the item has over the years continued to not only be a permanent feature of state house budget but has increased in the last five years.

In 2015, N22.4 million was budgeted as rent payment for state house, by 2016, it increased to N27.73m.

Despite the outcry that trailed the previous year and economic uncertainty, 2017 provision saw a massive increase by over 123% to N77.54m.

2018, 2019 and 2020 budgets also provided 66.6 million as rent for payment.


Posted: at 27-11-2020 07:00 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
- Sameola1 at 27-11-2020 07:03 PM (1 month ago)
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Too many scams in this country
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- gogoman at 27-11-2020 10:10 PM (1 month ago)
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mmmmmmmmmmmm i fear ooo, who una dey pay rent to  Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 27-11-2020 10:10 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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- ficull at 27-11-2020 11:27 PM (1 month ago)
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Thieves
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- DMJazz at 28-11-2020 02:25 AM (1 month ago)
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The country is a fraud Sad
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- SWORDMAN at 28-11-2020 07:33 AM (1 month ago)
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Once upon a time... there is a country called Nigeria... God have mercy
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