Missing 2016 Budget PDP alleges that Buhari deceived NASS

Nigerians have also expressed their displeasure over the news of the missing document from the National Assembly.

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President Muhammadu Buhari delivering the 2016 budget at the National Assembly in Abuja, Nigeria December 22, 2015. play President Muhammadu Buhari delivering the 2016 budget at the National Assembly in Abuja, Nigeria December 22, 2015. (Reuters)
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Director of New Media - Adeyanju Deji has alleged that President Buhari placed an empty box without the 2016 budget before the National Assembly.

 

The Presidency, in a statement, dismissed reports that the President withdrew the document, saying the National Assembly should be held responsible.

Also, Senator Ali Ndume, the Senate Leader, has said it is impossible for the 2016 budget document to go missing.

You will recall that the Minister of State for National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, in an interview with Premium Times said “After the official presentation of the budget by the President on December 22, 2015, both hard and soft copies were given to some key members of the Assembly. How can anyone say all the copies are missing?”

Adding that “Immediately after the presentation, most of the members went on break. But a printer was given the job to produce the document for distribution to all members on resumption.”

Read: Senate sets up committee on missing document

“On Monday, the printer delivered more than 400 copies to the National Assembly for distribution to members and their aides. Another 100 copies were delivered this afternoon (Tuesday). Therefore, the same budget cannot be said to be missing,” she said.

Nigerians have also expressed their displeasure over the news of the missing document from the National Assembly.

The 2016 budget was presented to the National Assembly by President Buhari on Tuesday, December 22, 2015.

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