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Budget in Nigeria: $80,627 to renovate 500 toilets toilets in National Theatre

Christian Fernsby ▼ | April 5, 2019
The House of Representatives Committee on Tourism and Culture in Nigeria, yesterday, queried the General Manager of National Theatre, Dr Stella Oyedepo, for spending N29 million ($80,627) to renovate toilets.
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Oyedepo while reviewing her 2018 budget performance told the lawmakers that she expended N29 million to renovate toilets in the National Theatre.

This did not go down well with the lawmakers who wanted to know how on earth could she spend such a huge amount in renovation of toilets. Chairman of the committee, Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama said: “There’s need to critically look at how you spent N29 million to fix toilets.”

In her response, Oyedepo said: “There were 500 toilets in the complex and it was making the place unattractive because they were in bad shape. What we did was to completely overhaul the toilets to make the complex look better. “ In his ruling, the chairman, said: “The GM just resumed duties, she can be excused but she has to go and put her documents to enable the committee properly do its job.”