BREAKING: Buhari In Big Trouble, As PDP Rejects The Historic 2020 Budget, Quickly Releases Statement

By Post-Nigeria: October 8, 2019 21:38

BREAKING: Buhari In Big Trouble, As PDP Rejects The Historic 2020 Budget, Quickly Releases Statement

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has urged the National Assembly to redirect the 2020 budget to areas that would better serve the interest of majority of Nigerians.
The party gave the advice in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Tuesday, in Abuja.

Recall, that President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, presented a N10.7 trillion 2020 budget to the joint session of the National Assembly.
Ologbondiyan said that the budget as it is, would further impoverish Nigerians and mortgage the future of the nation.
“The core of the budget remains hazy, showing streaks of padding, duplication, replete with false performance indices, deceptive projections, and inexplicable expenditure assertions”, he said.

These according to the party, would create openings for diversion of public funds.
“The budget is skewed to serve the interest of the opulent, as projects that have direct bearing on the well-being of the masses, were not substantially accommodated in the overall expenditure profile”, he said
The PDP also criticised what it termed allocations for “alleged vague projects”, particularly the Ministry of Works and Housing, as well as Transportation, where according to the party, there were allegations of diversion of public funds in the last budget.

“Standing with millions of Nigerian youths and women, our party rejects the paltry budgets of N48 billion for Education and N46 billion for Health, and urges the National Assembly to review the allocations in the interest of Nigerians.”