Haven’t heard more embarrassing news in a while.
The hard and soft copies of the 2016 N6.08 trillion budget documents presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari on December 22, 2015, are now missing.
The announcement was made by Senate Leader, Ali Ndume at a closed-door session. Some lawmakers pointed accusing fingers at the Presidency adding that he quietly withdrew the documents after detecting some discrepancies in them.
“Can you imagine this kind of national embarrassment? “Documents that were presented to us with fanfare have been stolen.” One Senator reacted.
Copies were however not distributed to lawmakers before they proceeded on Christmas and New Year holidays.
The Chairman, Senate Committee of Appropriation, Danjuma Goje , has reportedly been mandated to lead a search for the documents and liaise with the presidency, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Ita Enang, and the national planning ministry on the matter.
Source: Premium Times