FG replies Saraki for saying Buhari presented “hopeless budget”


The Federal Government has replied Senate President, Bukola Saraki, who on Thursday, described the 2019 Appropriation Bill, as hopeless, asking Nigerians not to expect much from it.

On Friday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, told State House Correspondents after presenting a portrait of President Muhammadu Buhari in five native attires: Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, Efik and one in suit, that the government tried the best it could to plan with the available resources.

When asked to react to Saraki’s comment, Mohammed said: “It is not the practice of the executive to be exchanging words with the legislative arm of government.

“They are independent, we are independent, but to the best of our knowledge, we presented a budget given the circumstances of our resources this year; we feel that is the best we can.

“It is left for the National Assembly to consider it.”



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