Thursday, 14 January 2016

Missing Budget palaver

Senate Leader Ali Ndume responds to rumors of missing budget

Senate Leader Ali Ndume has responded to rumors of the missing 2016 budget. Speaking to National Assembly correspondents, Ndume said 'The budget cannot be missing. A copy can be laid, it is a symbolic copy, the budget will be in custody of both Chambers. It cannot be stolen, it cannot be missing. Once the budget is laid in the National Assembly, it has become the property of National Assembly,'' he said.
Speaking on why the Senate President, Bukola Saraki visited president Buhari immediately after reports that the budget was missing, Ndume said: ''Saraki's visit to Villa is for Senate to know the President's priority. We want to see how we can fast track the passage of the budget before the end of February. What is before the Senate is proposal, once the president signs it, it cannot be amended, we can turn the budget upside down, it cannot be missing” said Ndume.

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