Hurricane Buhari sweeps off 184 top officials over 2016 Budget padding

Yesterday, Pres. Buhari made good his threat to ruthlessly deal with top civil servants who altered figures in the 2016 budget thereby making nonsense of his zero budget plan.

No fewer than 184 top budget officials were flushed out of budget duties and sent to establishments that have little or nothing to do with budget, as a punishment for their roles in padding this year’s budget.

22 top officers from the Budget Office were allegedly affected. 14 other directors said to have been ‘tested’ have been redeployed to the same office with immediate effect.

While in Saudi Arabia last month, Pres Buhari had vowed to punish all those who were involved in the padding of the budget. Apart from removing the director of budget, he also merged the budget office with the planning ministry…. a move dt will Naira equal to d Dollar….


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