Buhari Accuses National Assembly of Inserting N887bn into 2022 budget

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President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday criticised the National Assembly for removing crucial projects from the 2022 budget estimates sent to it by the executive and inserting the lawmakers’ projects to the tune of N887 billion in the fiscal document before it was signed into law.

He also accused the federal lawmakers of making unnecessary incursion into the operational areas of the executive.

This was just as the president has asked the National Assembly to amend the 2022 Appropriation Act passed by the National Assembly in December, 2021.

The requests were contained in a letter dated February 10, 2022, and read during plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.

Buhari in the letter, he also said it was imperative to remove all capital projects that were replicated in the 2022…



Source: Thisday Newspaper