Buhari under fire, as Senate says 2018 budget “heavily padded, inconsistent, full of errors


By Henry Umoru

ABUJA—Returning to plenary after a two-week break during which it reviewed the 2017 budget of the Federal Government against the proposals for 2018, the Senate yesterday returned a damning verdict of incompetence, inconsistency and ineptitude in the planning and execution of the 2017 budget.

President Buhari

Summing up the misgivings of the senators who spoke across party lines, Senate President Bukola Saraki expressed anger, saying that the executive arm must sit up and warning that disaster was lurking if the 2017 budget was not rolled over to 2018.

The senate also observed that the 2018 budget is “heavily padded, inconsistent, full of errors and inacurracies.”

“Truly, it is very disheartening and disappointing because we know how much we have put into the budget process,” he said.

Senator Saraki noted the submissions of senators over their discoveries…

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