buhari@office 1Against the controversial stories of budget padding, President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he would critically review the 2016 Appropriation Bill recently passed by the National Assembly before giving his assent.

This was even as he secure assurance from the United States government to repatriate all stolen funds to Nigeria.

The president stated that the review of the budget would be made Ministry by Ministry to ascertain if there were strange inputs different from its original contents when he submitted it.

The media was awash, Wednesday, with a story of likely delay of the presidential accent of the budget consequent upon the non-availability of the details by the National Assembly.

But reacting to the story, the National Assembly on Thursday said that the details would be made available in two weeks.

But speaking on Thursday during a meeting with the United States Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry on the sideline of the 4th Nuclear Security summit in the country, president Buhari feared that the original details of the budget may have been tampered with.

He said “Some bureaucrats removed what we put in the proposal and replaced it with what they wanted. I have to look at the bill that has been passed by the National Assembly, ministry by ministry, to be sure that what has been brought back for me to sign is in line with our original submission”.



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