Monday 25 July 2016

Obasanjo calls for investigation of lawmakers over allegation of budget padding

Olusegun Obasanjo
The former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has waded into the controversy over the allegation of budget padding by the leadership of the House of Representatives, and has called for the investigation of the lawmakers.

The former president made his position known to journalists after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, whom he advised to be careful with the lawmakers.

Obasanjo said that the allegations buttressed his statement that the National Assembly is made up of a bunch of corrupt lawmakers.

A member of the House of Representatives and former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Hon. Abdulmumuni Jibrin had accused the House principal officers, including the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, of having attempted to pad the 2016 budget with 40 billion Naira constituency projects.

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