Senate Sets Up Committee on Missing Budget

Bukola-Saraki-Senate-PresidentAt plenary on Wednesday, the Senate president, Bukola Saraki set up a committee to trace the origin of the controversy surrounding the much hailed budget presented by President Muhamadu Buhari to the joint session of the National Assembly.

News broke on Monday, 11th January, 2016 that the document went missing under the nose of the National Assembly, an occurrence which has been severally by party spokesmen and loyalists.

Following a point of order raised by Senator Eyinanya Abaribe on the floor of the Senate, Mr Saraki confirmed the establishment of the committee.

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The Streetreporters.com will bring you details as events unfold.

However, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has dismissed reports that the proposed 2016 budget was missing.

He disclosed that the lower House of the National Assembly still has copies of the document.

According to Dogara, the budget is in the custody of the Clerk to the House of Representatives, hence, it’s almost impossible for anyone to steal it.

Dogara who took to his Tweeter handle @doyakubu described the story as “an incredible and award winning April fool stunt.”

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He Tweeted, “1st April arrived too early this year on Twitter. 2016 Budget estimates stolen at NASS? Pretty funny stuff!

“The budget is in the custody of the Clerk to the House of Representatives. I can confirm no one has broken into his office.

“Each of the two Houses got a copy of the Budget estimate,” Dogara.

 

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