The federal govt. has come out to say it cannot continue to spend money on subsidy because it is eating deep into revenue and costing the nation too much. Also we were told that salaries of some top govt functionaries would be slashed which is commendable.
Now, if the govt truly wants to be austere in these hard times, why do they spend billions on pilgrimage for believers to go to their holy land ? Aren't pilgrims and tourists supposed to source for their own funds if they desire to travel ? How much do the different tiers of govt even spend on pilgrimages in the first place ?
Fellow Nigerians, couldn't these funds from crude oil sale be put to better use here in Nigeria to make our lives better ?