'I will ensure 2017 budget is not padded' – Pres Buhari


    “I am waiting for the 2017 Budget to be brought to us in Council. Any sign of padding anywhere, I will remove it.”

    Buhari re-iterated that he had been in government since 1975, variously
    as governor, oil minister, head of state, and Chairman of the Petroleum
    Trust Fund (PTF), “and never did I hear the word ‘padding’ till the
    2016 Budget.”

    He promised that such would never happen again under his watch.

    President said the government stands by its tripod campaign promises of
    securing the country, reviving the economy, and fighting corruption,
    but lamented that some…

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