BUDGET NOT MISSING! TWO VERSIONS WERE SUBMITTED – Senate President

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Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, says the report of the ad hoc committee set up to investigate the claims of the missing 2016 Budget indicated that the Senate received two versions  of the budget from the Presidency. According to  Saraki, the Senate received one version of the budget directly from President Muhammadu Buhari and the other from the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matter, Ita Enang. The Senate President, who stated this in a series of tweets on his official Twitter handle on Thursday, insisted that the budget was never missing as being claimed. He, however, said the Senate would accept only the budget presented directly by President Buhari. He said, “The budget was never missing. While the President submitted one, his Senior Special Assistant, Ita Enang, submitted another. Hence the reason for an investigation! “Today, the Senate received the report of the ad hoc committee setup to investigate the claims of the ‪missing 2016 Budget. “The report of the committee revealed that the Senate received two versions of the 2016 Appropriation Bill – one from President Muhammadu Buhari at the December 22nd, 2015 Joint Session of the National Assembly, and another from the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters(Senate), Ita Enang. “The Senate will only accept the version of the appropriation bill that was presented by the President.”

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