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Buhari requests withdrawal of 2016 budget

18 January 2016, 12:04

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has officially written to the National Assembly on the controversy trailing the 2016 budget, reports Daily Trust.

In the letter, Buhari told the lawmakers on his plans to withdraw the budget and correct some areas in the document. 

Buhari’s letter is expected to be read on the floors of the two chambers on Tuesday.

Also read: 2016 budget stolen from National Assembly

Buhari’s aide on National Assembly (Senate) Senator Ita Enang has confirmed that his boss has written the National Assembly.

Controversies have been trailing the 2016 budget proposal presented at the joint session of the National Assembly on December 22, 2015.

It was first reported that Buhari has withdrawn the budget but the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed dispelled the report. 

Another controversy came up last Tuesday when Senators claimed that the document has been stolen.

Two days later, the Senate announced that two versions of the fiscal document were in circulation.

Read more at Daily Trust.

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