Senate In An Emergency Meeting Over The Missing 2016 Budget

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By Dipo Awojobi – The Senate leadership is holding an emergency meeting in the office of the Senate president, Bukola Saraki over the 2016 missing budget.Senate in session

A source who craved anonymity hinted that the budget which was uploaded on the Budget office website is different from what was submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari back on Tuesday, December 22, 2015.

He further stated that in the budget submitted last year, the BMW cars for legislators was N3.63bn, but in the current version, it has now been reduced down to N340m.

He noted that the new budget now has an added a N3.9bn for annual routine maintenance of villa facilities which was not in the original budget.

The updated budget also includes the movement of N100m from the Office of the Presidency budget and the creation of a special line to the Offices of the Chief of Staff to the President, Chief of Security to President and to State House and and Lagos Liason Office.

Meanwhile, the National Assembly officials had also discovered that the budgetary allocation of the Police has been combined with that of Interior to justify the increase from N145bn to N428bn.

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