The controversy over the ‘missing’ budget proposal 2016 is yet to abate as the Senate President Bukola Saraki has accused the Presidency of causing the confusion having presented two different versions.
Saraki said; “Today, (Thursday) the Senate received the report of the ad hoc committee setup to investigate the claims of the #MissingBudget2016. The report of the committee revealed that the Senate received two versions of the 2016 Appropriation Bill – one from President Muhammdu Buhari at the December 22nd, 2015 Joint Session of the National Assembly, and another from the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang.
Also, the chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, Aliyu Sabi, further emphasised the Senate allegation when he briefed journalists after plenary.
Sabi said, “We are duty bound to consider the budget that has been laid by Mr. President; we are waiting for the soft copy that we can produce it ourselves.”