2016 budget: Afenifere tackles Buhari​, wants confab report implemented​

The Pan-Yoruba Socio Political group, Afenifere, has described the
contents of the 2016 national budget as unrealistic and not targeted
at recovering the failing economy.
It also suggested that restructuring of the country as
recommended by the 2014 national conference report was the
only way out of the present economic woes.
Speaking through its spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, after its
meeting in Akure on Tuesday, Afenifere said excessive borrowing
captured in the budget i​ndicated that the federal government
was running away from solving the present problems of the
economy which requires diversification.
Afenifere urged the National Assembly to properly scrutinise every
budget line so as to ensure the country had a budget that would
bring prudence into the system.
The group noted that for the country to get out of the current
economic crisis, the federal government should immediately
consider the restructuring of the country in line with​ the
recommendations of the 2014 national conference.
“We were embarrassed and scandalized by the processes that
characterised the presentation of 2016 budget which is
unprecedented in the history of our country,” Mr. Odumakin
said.
“That a budget will be presented, declared missing​, without
knowing​,​ another one will surface and then the​ p​resident will
now write on the matter.
“If they were mistakes in the earlier budget presented,
government should have come out clean and said sorry, we
made mistakes and we want to correct the errors.
“We hope that the federal government will not allow it to happen
again in our country, it is embarrassing and scandalous​,​”​ he
said.​
While showing support for the anti-corruption war, the group
urged the p​resident not to be selective and sectional in the fight.
According to the group, the anti-corruption war should not be
the only agenda of the government, instead the government
should concentrate on rebuilding the economy.

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