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Saraki All the ways senate attacked Buhari's executive

Senators took turns to attack the Buhari led executive during plenary recently.

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President Buhari, Osinbajo, Saraki, Dogara and other top government officials at the Aso Rock Villa

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Ok, the senate took to bashing the executive over budget implementation during plenary on Tuesday.

And we aren’t going to pretend that it was pretty.

One after the other, lawmakers took the executive to the cleaners over why the 2017 budget has been so poorly implemented.

“How can we consider the 2018 budget when we cannot get the performance of the 2017 budget? There is no need for us to be in a hurry, the executive arm is not ready for the budget to be passed. Ministry of Power and some MDAs came unprepared”, screamed Sen Yayi Adeola.

Senate President Bukola Saraki play Senate president Bukola Saraki (Facebook/The President of The Senate - Federal Republic of Nigeria)

 

Senator Mao Ohuabunwa said; “we are lawmakers not lawbreakers. We must have to read the MTEF for months before looking at the budget and a minimum of 50% of the budget should be passed before the year runs out. There is no correlation between the 2017 budget and the coming 2018 budget".

Irresponsible

Senate President Bukola Saraki even called Buhari’s ministers ‘irresponsible’ for travelling in December when they should be appearing before lawmakers to explain why the 2017 budget has been so badly implemented.

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“Truly it is very disappointing and disheartening to hear the various experiences of the committees. How can anybody in the executive be so irresponsible to pick this period of time to be travelling?", Saraki asked in disgust.

President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Minister of Budget and National Planning Senator Udoma Udo Udoma read copies of the details of the submitted 2016 national budget by the National Assembly in Abuja, Nigeria April 10, 2016 play Buhari, Osinbajo and budget minister Udoma (REUTERS/Stringer)

 

By most accounts, the executive led by president Buhari hasn’t achieved up to 70 percent implementation of the 2017 budget.

The legislature and executive have gone to war on numerous occasions over constituency projects.

Minister for budget and national planning Udo Udoma and president Buhari’s national assembly aide, Ita Enang, weren’t immediately available for comments.

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