Saturday, April 1, 2023

National Assembly Face Heavy Backlash Over Budget Alterations

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Millions of Nigerians have expressed disappointment over the National Assembly’s decision to withdraw funds from several key projects before inserting many strange projects into the newly signed 2018 budget.

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) expressed disappointment over the lawmakers’ fraudulent action, saying: “It is very glaring that members of the National Assembly are proving beyond any reasonable doubt that they are enemies of the people. They are holding the nation to ransom.” In a statement issued by its director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, MURIC described the legislators’ move as a “deliberate attempt to sabotage the Federal Government’s efforts at speeding up developmental projects in critical areas.

The South East Senate Caucus announced it would investigate the cut in allocation for the Enugu airport terminal.In a statement signed by its chairman, Senator Ehinnaya Abaribe, the group said it was stunned to hear that a N2b allocation, upheld by the aviation committees of the Senate and House of Representatives, was slashed to a mere N500 million.

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