“N150 Million not N5 Billion Budgeted for Rehabilitation of Prostitutes” – FCT Minister

Contrary to news reports of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) budgeting N5 Billion for the rehabilitation of prostitutes which made the rounds last week, the FCT minister, Senator Bala Mohammed has debunked the claims stating that the actual amount set aside for the project was infact N150 million. He therefore called on all residents of FCT and indeed, the entire Nigerian populace  to totally disregard the reports about the 2013 budget of the FCT pertaining to destitute and prostitutes rehabilitation, calling them an outright misrepresentation of the facts and figures of the budget.

In a statement signed by the Special Assistant (Media) to the FCT Minister, Mr. Nosike Ogbuenyi, the minister stated that “the entire budget of the Social Development Secretariat for the 2013 fiscal year is N4.7billion only. Out of this amount, the sum of N931.3 million is for personnel cost; N1.6billion for overhead expenditure and N2.2billion for capital expenditure. The sum of N150million only out of this is for evacuation and rehabilitation of destitute, prostitutes (commercial sex workers) and other vulnerable persons.”

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Ehiz: winner of MTV VJ Search 2013

Ehiziojia Okoeguale, 25, has emerged as the second ever winner of the MTV Base VJ Search competition, beating Ada Ogunkeye and Kemi Owatemi, to the ultimate prize.

Ehiz, popularly known as ‘Special Slim’, is a happy-go-lucky graduate of Computer Electronics and can be described as the life and soul of the party.

He will be rewarded with a contract with MTV Base worth N10 million, plus a brand new car and other exciting prizes. He will also join Sizwe Dhlomo and Nomuzi Mabena on MTV Base’s in-house talent roster, presenting his own chart show on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322, STV & AIT)