Pres­i­dency: No hid­den agenda on MDA bud­gets

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Isi­aka Wak­ili

The Pres­i­dency says by sub­mit­ting the bud­gets of Min­istries, De­part­ments and Agen­cies (MDAs) for scru­tiny of the Na­tional As­sem­bly, Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhahi has shown that he has no hid­den agenda.

The Se­nior Spe­cial As­sis­tant to the Pres­i­dent on Me­dia and Pub­lic­ity, Mal­lam Garba Shehu, told State House cor­re­spon­dents yes­ter­day that this was also an in­di­ca­tion of Buhari’s com­mit­ment to open, trans­par­ent and peo­ple-ori­ented gov­er­nance.

He as­serted that the Buhari govern­ment had dis­tin­guished it­self from past ones which ig­nored the leg­is­la­ture’s de­mand that MDA bud­gets be laid be­fore it for scru­tiny.

Shehu, who noted that Buhari’s pos­i­tive re­sponse was equally a mark of re­spect for the in­sti­tu­tion of par­lia­ment, said the Pres­i­dency hoped and ex­pected that the leg­is­la­ture would act in the best in­ter­est of Nige­ria by al­low­ing “the im­me­di­ate op­er­a­tional­i­sa­tion of the bud­gets so that the mo­men­tum of growth of the econ­omy which has be­gun to build up will be sus­tained.”

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