We should spend 37billion to fund Small and Medium Enterprises – Bamidele Salam

As a Member of the National Assembly, I want to clearly state that I sincerely do not think we need a 37 billion Naira renovation of the National Assembly at this time.

Apart from the Chambers of the NASS which need some upgrade in the audio and recording systems, the entire structure needs no renovation more than our classrooms, hospitals and roads which are mostly in a decrepit condition.

As an advocate of an aggressive microcredit strategy for job creation, I would rather want to see 370,000 small businesses get 100k interest free loan within 12 months rather than have 1 edifice swallow that sum within the same period.

If we mop up all funds voted for renovations of the Presidential villa and other offices of political leaders and top civil servants, we will raise more than a quarter of a trillion Naira that can be injected into SMES in the coming year.

I will, by God’s grace, be making this open advocacy on the floor of the House of Representatives when the House reconvenes in January.

It is never late to change a wrong policy!

5 thoughts on “We should spend 37billion to fund Small and Medium Enterprises – Bamidele Salam”

  1. Nice one Dele on this issue

    You have advocated what’s on the minds of millions of Nigeria. Kindly note that many of your colleagues may think differently as usual. But pls always stay on the side of the truth and clear conscience.

    Some Nigerians may not be the best species of people to “fight for” because they may be the ones to villify ypu thereafter. But being on the side of humanity is being on the side of God. Try and form a political and “pressure group” people of like minds in the NASS to fight for the “common man” who has been impoverished already in Nigeria. God be with you and others of like mind.

    Tayo Ajayi

  2. Muhammad Sunusi

    More grease to your elbows sir. i really appreciate you not following the crowd on a motion as heartbreaking as this. May god steer them to the truth.

  3. Mikail adegbenga

    Nice one sir.

    But I feel this should not be just a social Media post, are there legal actions to be taken against this?

    I believe your voice alone cannot stop an already passed bill from being implemented, so what are the things you as a member of the Parliament can do and we as your constituent can do?

    1. Like I stated, once the House reconvenes, I will be speaking against the renovation on the floor of the House and follow up with continued advocacy against such misdirected actions. You can join your voice to mine so we all speak out loud against such actions in future.

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