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Buhari writes National Assembly to correct errors in 2016 budget

According to a report by Thisday, President Buhari has written to the Nationally Assembly to formally request the withdrawal of the 2016 Budget. In a letter which was addressed to Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Reps Yakubu Dogara, Buhari sought to make amends to some errors in the budget which was presented to a joint session of the National Assembly on December 22nd.

Sources say President Buhari had discovered after presenting the budget to the National Assembly that some of the figures earmarked for operations in the Presidency and the State House were being publicly criticized as outrageous and higher than those of the past administration. He is said to have directed the recall of the 2016 budget from the National Assembly for review.