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Presidency clarifies claims of operating different version of the 2024 budget

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The Presidency has clarified claims by Senator Abdul Ningi that President Tinubu is operating a different version of the 2024 budget passed by the National Assembly.

The Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga stated that the claims are false and divisive in a statement.

In the press release, the Presidency relayed the facts of the 2024 budget as approved by the National Assembly including the N1.2 trillion increase from N27.5 trillion to N28.7 trillion.

He stated,

Furthermore, the Presidency also denied claims by Senator Ningi that President Tinubu’s 2024 budget is anti-North calling the statement unbecoming of his status as a senator.

Mr. Bayo Onanuga stated that the President’s 2024 budget treated every part of the country justly and projects across different sectors are not skewed to any geopolitical zone.

Also, the statement noted that the President’s democratic disposition will not allow him to act in ways that are unconstitutional or flout the provisions of the Constitution.

 

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