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Buhari sacks Budget Director over discrepancies

16 February 2016, 06:43

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked his Director-General (Budget) over errors in the 2016 Budget, Punch has reported.

Contained in a statement by the President's Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the sacking of Yahaya Gusau was confirmed, despite no reason being given for the development.

Despite this, many observers believe that the decision comes as a direct result of embarrassing errors present in the 2016 Budget document.

Although reports have revealed that Gusau cannot be directly blamed for the discrepancies, his title makes him responsible for padding and errors within budget document.

Also read: 2016 budget will be passed before end march - Ndume

The "budget mafia", a group named due to their questionable allocations within the budget, are alleged to have proposed a budget of N9.7 trillion as opposed to the President's estimated budget of N8 trillion.

The group is alleged to have proposed a N3 trillion for overheads alone, a figure that the President slashed to just N163 billion.

The Ministry of Budget and National Planning has since promised to investigate all errors within the budget document and bring those responsible for padding to book.

Read more at Punch

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