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House Of Reps Member:‘NASS Won’t Reduce Inflated Figures,’

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Adekoya, who represents the Ijebu North/Ijebu East/ Ogun Waterside Federal Constituency, is said to have made the comment while speaking with journalists in Ago-Iwoye.

A House of Representatives member, Adesegun Adekoya, has reportedly said that the National Assembly will not reduce figures contained in the 2016 budget despite confirmation that the budget had been padded.

Adekoya, who represents the Ijebu North/Ijebu East/ Ogun Waterside Federal Constituency, is said to have made the comment while speaking with journalists in Ago-Iwoye.

“Glaringly, there are differences between Buhari’s budget and the ones presented by the MDAs. But we are not reducing, the figures remain in spite of the padding,” he said.

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President Muhammadu Buhari recently admitted that the budget he submitted to the National Assembly was different from the one currently being debated.

The budget has been the centre of controversy since it was reported missing from the Assembly premises in January.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki later said that two different versions of the document had been submitted to the legislative house.

The saga has led to the sack of the Director-General of the Budget OfficeYahaya Gusau while Buhari is said to have also ordered a cleansing of the office.

Source: pulse.ng

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