Government & Politics

Budget Padding Is Our ‘Usual Business’ – Lawmaker Confesses


A member of the House of Representatives, Lawal Gumau on Thursday said the lower legislative chamber has been engaged in the padding of Nigeria’s budget since 2011.

Gumau, who was speaking on Channels TV Sunrise Daily said “since 2011 when I came, there was no year when there was no padding.

He also noted that it (padding) has been going on before the 7th Assembly as members of the 6th Assembly had warned them that it will happen and “we started fighting it since then.

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Rep Gumau said the padding of budgets were made without the consent of the House.
He, however, made it clear that he is neither in support of either Speaker Yakubu Dogara or Rep.

Abdulmumini Jibrin but he is in support of the allegations made against the leadership of the House.

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