Abuja - There are indications that President Muhammadu Buhari may sack a number of senior civil servants who attempted to sabotage the 2016 budget proposal, reports The Nation.
The officials are said to have embarrassed the Presidency by smuggling into the budget proposals such items as vote for Aso Rock Clinic and some communication equipment.
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Most of those affected belong to the “Budget Mafia” in the civil service, which has been uncovered by the Presidency.
The mafia is made up of people who consider the period of budgeting as their time of “massive opportunity to arrange the stealing of public funds.
The list of all the members of the mafia was being compiled following a directive by President Buhari.
It was gathered that on learning that the Presidency was considering a huge budget of possibly N8trn in order to significantly increase capital expenditure, the budget mafia brought a proposal of N9.7trn for overhead and capital spending without including personnel spending.
Read more at The Nation.
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