Nigerians Blast Agric Ministry For
Building N30m Mosque for Herders
Nigerians have taken to social media
to lambast the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development over a
leaked memo showing how the government agency constructed a mosque for a
whopping N30 million using taxpayers’ money.
The revelation has sparked outrage
But the Ministry maintained it has
nothing to hide over the approved N30million mosque project.
The document titled: ‘Award of
Contract for the Construction of Friday Mosque’ was signed by the Deputy
Director, Procurement, Musa Musa on behalf of the Minister.
It was addressed to the Managing
Director, El-Shukhur Multi-Buz Nig. Ltd.
The Ministry, in its rejoinder, said
it decided to build the worship centre for livestock farmers displaced by Boko
Haram insurgents in Borno State.
It noted the approval did not breach
any law as being portrayed by some media houses.
It further explained the ministry’s
memo approving N30 million for the construction of a Friday mosque is an
official document available for public scrutiny and review.