2016 BUDGET: OGBEH, OTHERS DISCOVER ‘STRANGE’ 386 PROJECTS IN AGRIC MINISTRY’S VOTES

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The Budget row is far from being over as the Minister of Agriculture Audu Ogbeh and his team have discovered 386 “strange” projects worth N12.6billion in the ministry’s proposals. They were reportedly inserted by the National Assembly. The projects were smuggled into the ministry’s plan after its N40.918 billion budget proposal had been reduced to N31.618billion.

There were strong indications last night that the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma might brief President Muhammadu Buhari today. It was also learnt yesterday that Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir David Lawal may today meet with Ministers over the impasse.

Ogbeh and his team were shocked by the mutilation of the Ministry’s budget, a source said.

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