2024 budget: Senate did copy, paste — ex-gov

Ex-Governor Gabriel Suswan has accused the Nigerian Senators of involving in copy and paste approach in handling the 2024 budgeting processes, amid claims of budget padding to the tune of N3 trillion, that has divided the Senators.

Recall that on Monday January 1st, 2024, President Bola Tinubu signed signed the N28.78 trillion 2024 Budget into law at the State House, Abuja, after the budget was passed by the National Assembly.

Suswan made the allegation when he featured on Arise television interview, monitored by TheNewspad.com on Monday March 18, 2024.

He noted that the 2024 appropriation Act that was recently signed by President does after it was passed by the National Assembly, does not really exist.

Suswan said, “This budget as far as I am concerned does not exist. What happened is that the people who put the budget together did copy and paste for them (National Assembly members) who said that they provided a budget”.

According to him, “The critical analysis shows that the budget is not implementable when your say financial the budget, they put international borrowing because they are going to print money”.

Suswan insisted that “the 2024 budget is not a budget. I have looked at it. First of all, you look at the high cost of deficit of about N9 trillion in the budget. You will also look at the financing items in the budget. It does not match”.

Continuing, the former Governor of Benue State said, “If you put the cost of sales of power Assets together, it will still not be enough to fund the budget”, Suswan said.

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