The Northern Caucus chairman in the House of Representatives, Ado Alhassan Doguwa, has debunked as incorrect the report that President Bola Tinubu presented an empty budget box during his budget presentation on Wednesday.
“What people don’t know is that the President had submitted a flash drive of the whole budget before his presentation to the joint chambers,” he said.
In a statement he released titled “Stop the Misrepresentation of Facts: We Did Not Receive Empty 2024 Budget Box from President Tinubu,” Doguwa said the speculation is unfounded.
Doguwa, who is also the chairman of the House Committee on Petroleum Upstream, insisted: “Such reports are only being perpetrated by mischief makers and opposition members who would always criticise the government with or without reasonable cause. I further wish to urge Nigerians to disregard such insinuations and condemn the perpetrators, as they are enemies of Nigeria’s progress.”
He further affirmed that the House Committee on Petroleum Upstream will start budget defence on estimates of agencies under its supervision next week.