Budget 2018: We will explain why we inflated budget – Senate
Following some comments made by President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday during the signing of the 2018 appropriation bill, where he blamed the National Assembly for inflating costs of some projects and as well introducing new projects that have not been properly conceptualized, designed and costed and will therefore be difficult to execute, the lawmakers have reacted.
The senate in brief statement today through its Chairman Committee on Media and Publicity Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi said its committees on Appropriation would brief the media on the issues raised by the president.
“The senate has seen the statement issued by our sister chamber the House of Representatives in response to the issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari while signing into law the 2018 Appropriation Bill and we totally agree with the position stated therein.
“It should also be noted that the leadership of both chambers have directed the chairmen of our committees on Appropriation to provide an item by item, detailed explanation on all the points raised by the President for the benefit of members of the public,” he said.
The press conference according to Senator Abdullahi will hold on Friday the 22nd of June.