Senate summons Kemi Adeosun over N2 Billion planted in Housing Sector budget | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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The Senate Tuesday invited the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun to throw light on the vote of N2 billion discovered in the 2017 budget of the Housing Sector,


Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola disowned the money saying he knew nothing about how the vote crept into the Housing Sector budget.

Fashola told the Senate committee on Housing that the Ministry of Finance may have inserted the money in the 2017 budgetary profile of the Ministry of Housing as its own initiative tagged under “Regional Housing Scheme.”

Chairman of the committee, Senator Barnabas Gemade had wanted to know how the regional housing scheme came about.

Fashola said; “I know as much of it as you do because it is not our initiative”.

Apparently not satisfied, Gemade ordered the committee clerk to write the Minister of Finance, Adeosun to appear before the committee to explain how the N2 billion was inserted into the budget.

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  1. Another budget padding in the self acclaimed sanctimonious government, corruption-free administration. The only punishment given to some of the officers involved in 2016 budget padding was changing their departments-is that enough punishment? Yes when you don't name offenders and punish them adequately, they and some others will commit same offence again. The most useless government Nigeria has ever had

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