President Buhari Vows To Come Against Padding In 2017 Budget

Yesterday,President Muhammadu Buhari promised to ensure that the 2017 Budget is not padded like was done with the 2016 Budget. He said he would never allow “rogue projects and figures” to be injected into the financial document again under his watch.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement quoted Buhari as making the promise while receiving members of the Governance Support Group led by Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

“I am waiting for the 2017 Budget to be brought to us in council. Any sign of padding anywhere, I will remove it,” Buhari told his guests.

He reiterated his position that since 1975 that he has been holding public offices such as military governor, Minister of Petroleum Resources, Head or State and chairman of the Petroleum Trust Fund, he never heard about “budget padding” up until 2016 when he prepared his first budget as civilian President.

Buhari promised that such distortions in budget would never happen again under his watch. The President said the government stands by its campaign promises of securing the country, reviving the economy, and fighting corruption.

He however regretted that some unnamed persons are deliberately turning blind eyes to prevailing realities in the country.

“They (the people) don’t want to reflect on the situation in which we are, economically. They want to live the same way; they simply want business as usual,” he said.

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  • Kenny D Osonwa

    Seen.. Super story.

  • Christian Ifeadi

    Another talkative like Fashola.

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  • chika bibian

    Ok o.. We dey wait

  • kayode akinsanya

    That’s a good one

  • Too early to make promises

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    I hope he tries his possible best to ensure paddling is a thing of the past………………

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    So wetin u do for ds 2016 own

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      Didn’t you see what He did to those that were caught doing such?

    • Along came recession

  • WillieBravo

    Okay o. 2017 no far.

  • Olovo Obinna

    Abeg I need to know,,which impact did the 2016 budget make on the economy n country development….beside all those involve with the padding are flexing big time…..

    • Mezzy Gilbert

      Na e b my question, wetin happen fir d past one wey dogara dem do

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      My Brother corruption too much for this country, you shouldn’t be blaming the President on every matter before i report you to Him

      • Olovo Obinna

        Me or u…. I never call anybody name oh….beside who we go blame??…oga or followers

        • Baba means well..but those ministers and co..are our biggest problem

          • Olovo Obinna

            Super story…u join that school of thoughts… who appointed his executives….remember we waited 6-months to hear him announce his team of gladiators

          • I believe he was advised wrongly…the president alone cannot move a country forward

          • Olovo Obinna

            Advice is a word giving but the final decision is his to make…unless ur forced @gun point…..otherwise,,u take sole responsibility n blame for ur failure in office

          • I believe it was a unanimous decision…if it was just em.. he wouldn’t have probably appointed, that’s why it took that long

          • Olovo Obinna

            Really…then he certainly will be d one to carry the cross bcos na him b boss

          • We all end up carrying cus it affects us all

          • Olovo Obinna

            That’s a different things entirely……no change the topic

          • Hehehehe you see me for dream

          • Olovo Obinna


          • Cornel Nwankwo


          • Cornel Nwankwo

            Easy man, boss go die for u ooooooooooooo

          • Olovo Obinna


          • Cornel Nwankwo

            Your head dey there, abeg which drink be your favorite ?

          • Cornel Nwankwo

            That will be a great burden to him if tries such

          • Cornel Nwankwo

            You are just right man but Olovo does not see it that way

        • Cornel Nwankwo

          See you, you never call anybody name?

          • Olovo Obinna


    • Budget wey loss at some point sef..bros i no see impact oo

      • Olovo Obinna