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N3.7trn Budget Padding: Senate Has Been Stripped Naked – Oshiomhole

Posted by Thandiubani on Tue 12th Mar, 2024 -

Oshiomhole lamented that the Senate has been striped naked in the market place.

Edo North Senator, Adams Oshiomhole has reacted to the budget padding controversy rocking the Senate.
Speaking on Tuesday, Oshiomhole lamented that the Senate has been striped naked in the market place.
He spoke on the floor of the Senate while contributing to the debate on the N3.7 trillion budget allegation raised by Bauchi Central Senator, Abdul Ningi.
Ningi, who is the Chairman of Northern Senators Forum, had alleged that the National Assembly debated and passed N25 trillion as 2024 budget and not the N28.7 trillion that is being implemented by the Federal Government.
He made the allegation while speaking in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service.
According to Oshiomhole: “We have been stripped naked in the market place, so we can’t now wrap it up like it’s nothing

“He has made credible contributions in this Senate so I think he can still remedy it having agreed that something went wrong.

“What was the figure in the Appropriation Bill that was approved? Somebody answered N28 billion, therefore, any suggestion that it was N25 billion is simply a lie.

“The problem of trying to defend a lie is that you have to stick to more lies to defend lies

“Ningi has a duty to his children that he will not be the man reported in the media as saying what is not true.”

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