Following backlash over the N300m housing benefit for former governors and deputies of Edo, speaker of the State House of Assembly, Justin Okonoboh, says the package is justified, Channels Television reports.
Okonoboh who was reacting to allegations of waste of public funds against the House in various quarters, particularly social media, said it was a one-time payment.
“Some talked about the amount and I think that was quite moderate because the law says any part of the country. If you want to use 200 million naira in Lagos, it probably might just be a grant to them because they need to add money to build a befitting house in Lagos or wherever,” he said.
The House of Assembly on Wednesday approved houses worth N300m for ex-governors and deputies of the state.