PDP Weighs In On House Of Reps Budget Padding Saga


The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, today weighed in on the budget padding saga the house of Representatives is currently embroiled in. In a statement, the PDP questioned the credibility of former Chairman of the House of Representatives committee on Appropriation, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin.

The statement also called into question the integrity of the house, Yakubu Dogara as well as other principal members of the house.

The PDP went on to state that the Presidency had earlier raised an alarm about insertions into the budget at the as well as Mr. President’s reluctance to sign the budget until “it was cleaned up”.


They said in 30 days, the APC led FG is required by the Fiscal Responsibility Act to submit the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) for the 2017 budget & the APC led NASS is required to commence the process of approving it and are hard pressed to see how this requirement will be fulfilled within the time frame required by law.

Finally, it hopes that the APC pulls itself together and do what is required of it.


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