2016 budget: President Buhari to comply with fiscal laws

By Ben Adam Shemang

The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, which came to power on the plank of anti-corruption and good governance, says it will fully comply with the provisions of the Fiscal Responsibility Act and other extant laws, as they relate to the submission of budget proposals of Federal Government agencies and corporations to the National Assembly.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Shehu Garba has said while speaking with journalists in Abuja.

He added that President had lived up to this commitment of accountability and transparency with the recent submission of the proposed budgets of CBN, NNPC, Nigerian Ports Authority and others.

“The President is determined to make the budgeting process more transparent and participatory. It is all part of the re-engineering of the entire processes of governance for the benefit of ordinary citizens,” Garba Shehu,the presidential spokesman explained.

According to Shehu, the President strongly believes that good governance and transparency are integral to the nation’s progress and key to the Federal Government’s programme to revamp the economy.

He said by responding positively to the demand of the National Assembly that MDA budgets be laid before it for scrutiny, “President Buhari has indeed given a clear indication of his commitment to an open, transparent and people-oriented government for Nigerians.’