Senator Ali Ndume, the Senate Leader, has also said it is impossible for the budget document to go missing
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Media And Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi has revealed that the 2016 budget is not missing.
This is coming hours after the Senate reportedly set up a committee to look into the issue.
There were rumours that the 2016 budget was withdrawn by President Buhari.
In a swift reaction, the Presidency dismissed reports that the President withdrew the document, saying the National Assembly should be held responsible.
According to Leadership Newspapers, Abdullahi said copies of the budget will be given to the Senators today, Thursday, January 14, 2016, for deliberation Tuesday. January 19 to Thursday, January 21, 2016.
He reportedly said “We have reeled out our time table for working on the budget. So, how can the same budget be missing? The Senate President never said or admitted that the budget is missing and there was nothing that he said while presiding over the plenary that could be logically interpreted to mean am admission that the budget is missing.
“The media should please avoid unnecessary sensationalism. We assure Nigerians that our time table of completing work on the budget by February ending remains sacrosanct and we will work assiduously to achieve it.”
Nigerians have also expressed their displeasure over the news of the missing document from the National Assembly.
Senator Ali Ndume, the Senate Leader, has also said it is impossible for the 2016 budget document to go missing.
The 2016 budget was recently presented to the National Assembly by President Buhari.