Just so you know: Buhari cannot implement 2016 budget, here’s why


The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal, on Wednesday declared the Federal Government cannot fully implement the N6.06 trillion 2016 budget as passed by the National Assembly.

Lawal told a joint Senate committee on Appropriations, Finance and Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions that the revenues of the government had dropped by 50 to 60 per cent contrary to projections.

The SGF was invited by the Senate to explain his comment that the 2016 constituency projects as captured in the budget would not be implemented.

He pointedly blamed the drop in Nigeria’s revenue on activities of militants in the Niger Delta.

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