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The people complaining about budget padding don’t know arithmetic – Tinubu

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President Bola Tinubu has said that those making claims of the 2024 budget being padded, do not know arithmetic.

 

Tinubu reacted to Senator Abdul Ningi’s claim of the 2024 budget being padded to the tune of N3.7 trillion, while hosting the leadership of the Senate to break the Ramadan fast at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Friday, March 22.

 

The President who noted that the integrity of the National Assembly must remain intact, added that his administration would always encourage cooperation with the National Assembly for the advancement of the country.

 

He said;

 

“I know the arithmetic of the budget and the numbers that I brought to the National Assembly, and I know what numbers came back. I appreciate all of you for the expeditious handling of the budget.

“Those who are talking about malicious embellishment in the budget; did not understand the arithmetic and did not refer to the baseline of what I brought. But your integrity is intact.

“I am grateful for what you have been doing. The natural challenge we are facing will be over. We are about turning the corner. Our revenue has improved. All we have to do is control expenditure and manage ourselves better.”

 

On the recent killing of soldiers in Delta State, the President insisted that the killers would face the full wrath of the law. Tinubu said;

 

“Our armed forces are working hard, and we will not allow attackers to undermine the integrity and value of our armed forces and its leadership.

“We will continue to encourage and fight for our sovereignty, our individual rights to exist, and we will succeed in banishing poverty from our land. ”

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EFCC forms a team to investigate El-Rufai and others over alleged N423 billion fraud.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has assembled a group of investigators to examine the alleged mishandling of N423 billion by ex-Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai and certain prominent figures in his administration.

The former governor will be summoned by the investigators for questioning.

Others set to be questioned include individuals who held the position of Finance commissioners between May 29, 2015, and May 29, 2023; all the accountant generals during his eight-year tenure, and the chairpersons of the Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KADIRS) from 2018 to 2023.
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AGAIN PETER OBI UPHOLDS GOV OTTI FOR HIS EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNANCE

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FORMER GOVERNOR OF ANAMBRA STATE HIS EXCELLENCY PETER OBI HAS AGAIN UPHOLD GOV OTTI FOR HIS EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNANCE

CHARLES: Are there governors who have distinguished themselves in the act of governance in this administration?

PETER OBI: (with incredible speed) Gov. Alex C. Otti of Abia State, of course!

CHARLES: Is it bcos he’s part of your party?

PO: No. I take my readings from the people. Go & verify!

Peter Obi on Arise Tv earlier today

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“Soludo Sparks Debate on Single Term for Politicians, Rejects LG Autonomy!

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Anambra State Governor Chukwuma Soludo has thrown his weight behind a single term for elected officeholders, but rejects the idea of autonomy for local governments, calling it “against the principles of true federalism”.

Speaking at The Platform Democracy Day programme in Lagos, Soludo argued that a single term would allow leaders to focus on development rather than electioneering. He also proposed a single-parliament National Assembly to reduce costs.

But on local government autonomy, Soludo disagrees, saying it would take Nigeria back decades. Instead, he advocates for states to design their own local government systems and receive more fiscal powers from the Federal Government.

Soludo also called on President Bola Tinubu to address the country’s economic challenges, warning that printing more money would lead to inflation.

What do you think? Should Nigeria adopt a single term for politicians and reject LG autonomy? Share your thoughts!

 

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