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Former CBN Governor accuses Buhari of ‘copying and pasting’ Jonathan’s budget

15 January 2016, 16:04

Lagos – Prof. Charles Chukwama Soludo, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of copying the budgets of Goodluck Jonathan’s government.

The Herald reported that Solodu made the statement at the 13th Daily Trust Dialogue in Abuja.

“The present budget is more of the same to the previous ones. Mr. Vice President [Prof. Yemi Osinbajo]. If you scale your budget on the scale of GDP, it is almost the same with the previous government,” Soludo stated.

Also Read: #MissingBudget: PDP wants thorough probe into 'shameful act'

“It has a historic 37% deficit as we never had it before. The truth is that you are borrowing 37% with only 30 per cent on capital project.”

On Tuesday, it was discovered that the hard and soft copies of the 2016 budget proposal which Buhari presented to the National Assembly in December 2015 were to be missing.

Following the public scandal, the Presidency has since uploaded the budget proposal online on the website of the budget office to douse to try and douse the tension.

- News 24


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