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2017 Budget Padding: I Don’t Know How N2bn Was Smuggled Into My Budget – Fashola


It was dramatic on the floor of the Senate at the ongoing budget defence as the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola could not explain how N2bn ‘walked into his proposal’.

However, Fashola denied knowledge of the N2bn allocated to Regional Housing Scheme in the 2017 budget proposal of the ministry.

The minister, who appeared before the committee to defend the proposal, referred the lawmakers to the Ministry of Finance for information on the controversial item.

The item was labeled FMOW99934089.

“I know as much of it as you do,” Fashola told members of the committee.

He further noted that he had no knowledge on the N2bn allocation as it was discovered in the proposal after it was worked upon by the Ministry of Finance.

The Chairman of the committee, Senator Barnabas Gemade, requested that the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, be invited to explain the insertion of the allocation.

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