2016 budget scam: National Assembly to summon Adeosun, Udoma over controversial subheads


2016 budget

Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, and Udo Udoma, minister of budget and planning, are expected to appear before the Senate and House of Representatives’ joint Committees on Appropriation to clarify issues on the controversies trailing the 2016 budget proposal.

Tajudeen Yusuf, chairman, House Committee on Capital Markets and Other Institutions, who said this on Thursday, after an interactive session with the Investment and Securities Tribunal (IST), lamented that the 2016 budget proposal for IST was a duplicate of the 2015 budget proposal.

Recall that some ministers, who appeared before various standing committees of both chambers raised alarm over conflicting budget proposals presented to the National Assembly.

In a related development, the House Committee on Basic Education chaired by Zakari Mohammed (APC-Kwara), discontinued the consideration of the 2016 budget defence for Federal Ministry of Education and its agencies including Universal Basic Education, over 30 Federal universities, Colleges of Education, among others.

Yusuf, who expressed displeasure over the development, however called for immediate action towards addressing the lingering challenges that may impact negatively on the socio-economic well being of the citizenry.