The center for social justice is calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency sign into Law the 2016 Appropriation Bill so as to get the financial year moving. Stating that further delays will inhibit development in some sections of capital development in the country. Lead Director for the center Eze Onyekpere is also saying that government can forward a supplementary budget as prescribed by if the need arises.
Controversies surrounding the 2016 budget are continuing to rage. This time some civil society groups are asking the President to immediately assent to the budget. The center for social justice says the Executive should have known that the contentious Lagos – Calabar rail project having come within the public domain on the bill of the Transportation Ministry should be included in the original draft.