The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has tackled President Muhammadu Buhari for signing 2018 budget despite alleged alterations by National Assembly.
While signing the budget at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Buhari expressed concerns that it would be difficult for the purpose of the 2018 budget to be achieved due to some changes made by the National Assembly.
He complained of alteration made by the lawmakers.
Reacting to the comment by the President that the budget was difficult to implement over the alterations by National Assembly, Sani in a statement on his Facebook page wondered why the President would sign a document despite objecting to its content.
He, however, stated that adjustment on the budget was done in agreement with Buhari’s ministers.
The Kaduna lawmaker wrote, “Why should Mr President, a person known for only doing what is right and always right append his signature to a document he considers fraudulent or dubious or full of insertions or subtractions?
“Who is that so powerful to compel the President to do what is wrong?
“The Committee On Appropriation publicity stated that the adjustment was done in concert and concord with the Ministers. Why is there no denial yet? And If the Ministers acted without the consent of the President why are they not yet fired?
“I can confirm that the relevant persons in the Senate will point by point respond to the issues raised by Mr President. One side of the story cannot produce a fair judgment.
“The President supposed to reject and return the Budget and not sign on what he considers wrong. Signatures should reflect our conscience and not our compulsion.”