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Friday, January 15, 2016

Senate Indicts Presidency Over Missing Budget, President Buhari's Aide on Hot Seat

 The controversy surrounding the missing 2016 National Budget of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, has taken a new turn with two separate copies coming into the picture and the person that allegedly committed the act revealed.
 
According to an exclusive report on Premium Times, the Nigerian Senate has accused ‎the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Senate, Ita Enang, of changing the contents of the 2016 appropriation bill before making the document available to the lawmakers.
 It was learnt that the Senators at its plenary on Thursday, revealed that Ita Enang changed the contents of the original document as presented by President Buhari before a joint session of the National Assembly last December.
 The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, disclosed this at the end of an executive closed session with the committe who investigated the missing budget that lasted over two hours.
 "What he distributed is different from what was presented by Mr. President and we have resolved not to address any version until we receive the version presented by Mr. President," Saraki stated.
 
 The chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, Aliyu Sabi, further emphasised the Senate allegation when he briefed journalists after plenary.
"We are duty bound to consider the budget that has been laid by Mr. President; we are waiting for the soft copy that we can produce it ourselves," Sabi said.
 He, however, did not give details of the discrepancies between the said original version and the allegedly doctored version distributed by Mr. Enang.
 Below is what the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, posted on his official Facebook page;
 


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