Why it was wrong for NASS to alter budget – SERAP
SERAP through its Executive Director, Adetokunbo Mumuni said as previously done, the legislative arm of government had no prerogative of altering any budget prepared by the executive.
According to him, the National Assembly cannot be a joint presenter of the budget and still be in a position to approve it.
“When matters like this happen, we have to take a look at how it obtained in the First Republic till now. The issue of budget preparation is entirely a role for the executive. The legislature we have today has perfected ways to rise against the executive,” he said.
President Buhari while signing the budget last week had expressed reservations about the alteration of the document, although the National Assembly has since given reasons for the alterations.