President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Budget and National Planning Minister Udoma Udo Udoma discussing the 2016 budget. TheGuardian
The Nigerian Senate has on Monday given the presidency what it described as a final warning, following its dealings with the legislative branch of government on matters relating to the 2016 budget, adding that it would no longer tolerate the presidency blaming the legislature for its woes.
This is coming against the backdrop of a simmering feud between President Muhammadu Buhari and National Assembly over the Appropriation Bill, as the Senate accused the Presidency of “gross incompetence”, “arrogance” and “lack of coordination.”
It was gathered that the rationale behind the rift was the removal of the Calabar – Lagos rail project from the final budget. Officials of the presidency, yesterday, affirmed that the rail project was in the budget but removed by the committees of Appropriation in the Senate and the House of Representatives.