Buhari disapproves 2016 Budget, Summons for its amendment
In a meeting with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, House of Reps Speaker, Yakubu Dogara Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo and ministers, at the Presidential Villa, President Buhari reportedly expressed his displeasure towards the outcome of the 2016 Budget.
Vanguard revealed that while the President reviewed the 2016 Budget via the leadership of the National Assembly, he was not comfortable with some of the changes made by the lawmakers to the 2016 budget. .
Reports disclosed that the ministers also blamed the lawmakers for distorting the budget.
Mr. President also sulked at the lawmakers for removing funds meant for the Calabar-Lagos Coastal Railway, describing it as a slap to his change agenda.
He asked the National Assembly to retrieve the 2016 budget and include the important projects omitted.
Meanwhile, there are indications that Buhari might sign the 2016 budget and send in a supplementary budget that will accommodate the projects that were removed by the lawmakers.