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2016 Budget Chris Ngige explains why President Buhari will not sign yet

Ngige said there could be mistakes in the budget, and that the National Assembly should be courageous in correcting them where and when they are detected.

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Senator Chris Ngige has hinted that the ongoing war between the presidency and the senate might still continue as President Muhammdu Buhari will not be signing the 2016 budget yet.

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As reported by ThisDay, the Minister of Labour and Employment says until all grey areas and mistakes are sorted out and corrected by the National Assembly, the President will not give assent to the 2016 national budget.

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Ngige said there could be mistakes in the budget, and that the National Assembly should summon the courage to correct them where they are detected.

This was revealed at a programme to resettle graduates of vocational skills development in Anambra State this wekend.

While giving reasons for the new development, he said the Buhari administration sort of started afresh on all parameters; having come on board when the price of crude oil that sold for above $100 per barrel suddenly nose-dived to about $40 per barrel and almost every other sector of per barrel and almost every other sector of the economy remained comatose.

"There could be mistakes but the National Assembly should be man enough to correct them if noticed. The President will not sign the budget until all mistakes are streamlined," he said.

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