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Nigeria's 2016 budget documents go missing – reports

13 January 2016, 12:26

Abuja - Nigeria's 2016 budget proposal presented to the country's National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari in December have reportedly gone missing.

According to NewsDay, both hard and soft copies of the proposed budget were declared missing by Senate Leader, Ali Ndume.

This came as the upper chamber was scheduled to commence deliberations on the budget on Tuesday.

The senators were shocked when Ndume, revealed that the budget documents had been stolen and could not be found within the prescient of the National Assembly.

Chairperson of the Senate Committee of Appropriation, Danjuma Goje, was subsequently mandated to lead a search for the documents.

According to Premium Times, the senators had initially agreed that the matter should be kept secret, noting that making it public could embarrass the presidency, the National Assembly and the country.

Senators from the former ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have since accused the presidency of colluding with the management of the National Assembly to quietly withdraw the documents after detecting some discrepancies in the budget proposal.

Read more at  NewsDay.

- News 24


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