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Nigerian Senate Faults Akpabio’s N23b Budget Proposal

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The Senate Committee on Niger Delta has faulted the 2020  budget proposal of the ministry over the noncompletion of major projects in the region.

Naija News understands that the fiscal document was rejected after the Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, presented it before the Senate Committee on Niger Delta.

Speaking during the ministry’s budget defense session in the national assembly, Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi expressed e displeasure over unfinished projects in the region.

Senator Nwaboshi stated that there is no state within the Niger Delta which does not have abandoned projects that should have been completed before now.

The Minority Leader of the Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe also noted that the Ministry’s budget is an “uncommon budget because it is designed to fail. He, therefore, requested that the budget should be taken back for reworking, taking into cognizance all the projects that were pointed out and we give them another day to come and defend the budget.

Source: Naija News

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