A mild drama occurred at the Senate chamber on Wednesday, October 5, after Senator Olusola Adeyeye described the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as a “rotten pampered child”.
Adeyeye made the comment during the second reading of a bill seeking the official recognition of Lagos State as Nigeria’s commercial capital.
“We have a governor that banned alcohol, and if my own people consume alcohol, that governor should not enjoy a kobo of value-added-tax (VAT) from my area,” he said while arguing in support of the bill.
“If it is 13 percent for Bayelsa and Delta, it should be so for Lagos state from VAT. The FCT is a rotten, pampered child. But I withdraw my statement on that. The FCT is being subsidized by the federal government. That must end,” he added according to The Cable.
The comment is said to have annoyed many senators with some of them heading for the door in an apparent attempt to walk out of the chambers.
The bill in question was sponsored by Lagos Senator, Remi Tinubu who is also the wife of All Progressives Congress (APC) leader, Bola Tinubu.