JUST IN: Senate condemns Buhari’s 2018 budget over ‘poor preparation’


Senators on Tuesday at plenary took turns to condemn the 2018 Appropriation Bill presented to a joint session of the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari last month.

The lawmakers accused the Executive of not showing the seriousness the budget proposal deserves before presenting it to them for vetting and approval.

Most of them raised issues with the alleged lackadaisical attitude of heads of ministries, departments, and agencies of the Federal Government to budget defence sessions organised by the National Assembly.

They also pointed out that the December target for passing the budget was feasible, blaming it on poor implementation of the 2017 budget.


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