Facts are beginning to emerge as to why President Buhari has bluntly refused to sign the 2016 Budget despite the submitted details he had requested for earlier. It would be recalled that the 2016 Budget was marred by high level of discrepancies and padding after the president submitted it to the NASS for reading, which necessitated its being subjected to thorough scrutiny and thereafter passed to Mr. President for his assent. President Buhari however suspected foul play in the submitted budget documents and requested for the budget details. His argument is that, there are items in the submitted documents that did not emanate from his office.
True to his suspicion, facts have began to emerge to vindicate President Buhari’s stand on the already delayed budget. Below is excerpts of the text message sent by Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin to all the various committee chairmen in respect of the submitted budget details.