- The 2020 budget presentation by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, October 8, has sparked serious reactions from Nigerians
- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the N10.7 budget will further lead citizens of the country into poverty
- The opposition party also said that the budget was designed to serve the interest of the highly placed in the country, not for the common Nigerian
The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday, October 8, decried the 2020 budget for Nigeria presented by President Muhammadu Buhari at the National Assembly.
The PDP on its official Twitter page that the N10.7 trillion 2020 budget plan will drag Nigeria further into poverty and destroy the nation's future.
The opposition party also alleged that the core of the budget reveals vagueness, possibilities of padding, deceptive projections and unexplainable expenditure assertions.
Moreover, the PDP claimed that since projects that will directly and positively impact the lives of poor Nigerians is not contained in the overall expenditure profile of the budget, it is made to serve the interest of only the high and mighty in the country.
The PDP went ahead to say that the president can only come up with the stipulated figure for 2020 despite the huge funds at his disposal for the creation of wealth for Nigerians.
It said that this is not obtainable under the economic recovery blueprint of its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who was massively voted for by Nigerians during the last general elections.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari, during his 2020 budget presentation said that federal government workers who were yet to be captured in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) by the end of October would have to forfeit their salaries.
President Buhari said that the IPPIS was created to help the federal government manage the cost of personnel.
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