Budget 2016: Buhari Declines Assent, Returns Document To NASS
The spokesman of the House of Representatives, Abdurazaq Namdas yesterday confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari has refused to sign the 2016 budget.
Confirming this development to journalists, Namdas said the President returned the controversy-ridden budget to the National Assembly citing some grey areas that needed to be adjusted, which he refused to disclose.
Namdas said, “I can confirm to you that we are in possession of the letter from the president identifying grey areas.”
The National Assemble had on March 23 passed the bill and later transmitted it to the President for his assent.
But Buhari refused to assent, citing omission of certain projects in the document, among others, as reason for the delay in signing the appropriation bill.
Source: Daily Post
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