According to online publication, The Cable, the 2016 budget presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari is now missing.
The budget was presented to the house on December 22, 2015 but a top official of the national assembly, who did not want to be named, told The Cable that the budget can no longer be found. The “missing budget” was the crux of the discussion at Tuesday’s executive session of the senate, which lasted more than an hour.
“The truth is there is no 2016 budget at the National Assembly at present,” the source said. “When a package supposedly containing the budget was laid by the president last year, the national assembly received it but did not open it. This was done in the hope of presenting the raw copy of the budget before members after the Christmas break. But we cannot find it.
“The Senate President Bukola Saraki is heading for the presidential villa to discuss the issue with the president. It is out of respect for the executive that the legislature is managing the situation. “
Although, some contents of the budget have been published in the newspapers, the national assembly officially has no copy.”