Niger Delta Minister Says The Budget Of His Ministry Was Fraught With Errors & Contradictions

The Minister of Niger Delta, Pastor Usani Usani Uguru, said that the budget of his Ministry was fraught with errors and contradictions.

The minister, who appeared before the Senate Committee on Niger Delta Tuesday headed by Senator Peter Nwabaoshi, said that the budget figures submitted to the National Assembly as the budget estimates for the Ministry of Niger Delta were “fraught with errors and contradictions.”

The minister asked the committee to suspend consideration of the budget proposal until a comprehensive review is undertaken.

But the committee said it would work with the official document presented to the assembly by the presidency to arrive at a more realistic budget for the ministry.

On Monday, the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, disowned his ministry’s budget, saying “rats” had doctored the proposal.

“We have to look into the details of the budget and re-submit it to the committee,” Mr. Adewole told Senate Committee on Health.

“This was not what we submitted. We’ll submit another one. We don’t want anything foreign to creep into that budget. What we submitted is not there.”

On Tuesday, the Minister for Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, while appearing before the House of Representatives joint Committees on Power, Works and Housing, evaded questions on a certain N500 million proposed for “statutory” meetings and travels.

The allocation also covered street light, generators and other items but locations of projects were not provided.

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