Senate clears Finance Minister of allegation of budget padding


The Senate Committee on Appropriation on Monday gave the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, a clean bill of health on alleged insertions in budgetary provisions of some Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

This is as it frowned at the shoddy implementation of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) based on the lack of records of verifiable beneficiaries.

Finance Minister got her clearance on the alleged series of paddings in the proposed N20.51 trillion 2023 budget from the Senate Committee on Appropriation when she appeared before the committee to make clarifications on the alleged insertions.

She expressed shock to the…

Source: Nigerian Tribune