No Crisis Between Executive, Legislature Over Budget Assent — Presidency

No Crisis Between Executive, Legislature Over Budget Assent — Presidency

No Crisis Between Executive, Legislature Over Budget Assent — Presidency

 

The presidency has debunked alleged crisis between the ex­ecutive and the National As­sembly over alterations in the 2022 budget.

 

Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, re­acted to the allegation, saying while it is true that the presi­dent expressed disagreement with these and many of the other alterations, including the “reduction in the pro­visions for many strategic capital projects to introduce ‘Empowerment Projects’,” innumerable lies are being spread about the president being “angry” at, had “blast­ed” or “lashed out” at the Par­liament.

 

He said this cannot be far­ther from the truth.

 

“While we note that there are people who are trying to create a fiasco between the two arms of government on account of the budget, we as­sure that they will, in the end, be disappointed.

 

“The executive and the 9th National Assembly have since moved away from the wild, de­structive political games of the past, conducting themselves in a way that puts national inter­est supreme in their decisions.

 

“We doubt if there is a pa­triotic citizen who wants to see the return of the operating environment engendered by the 8th Senate when an elect­ed government was held in chains, held hostage to the des­perate political ambitions of a clique, and the public denied needed services including that which impinged on national security. “Happily, the 9th Na­tional Assembly is more about policy than politics.”