BREAKING: Moments After Tinubu Signed 2024 Budget Into Law, Peter Obi Sends Message to NASS Members

BREAKING: Moments After Tinubu Signed 2024 Budget Into Law, Peter Obi Sends Message to NASS Members

  • Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 election, has called for 'true separation of powers' between the three arms of government
  • Obi, who gave the charge in his 2024 New Year message on Monday, January 1, said Nigerian politics must not be allowed to become one-way
  • reports that Obi's message comes hours after President Bola Ahmed Tinubu signed the N28.7 trillion 2024 budget into law journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 6-year-experience covering politics in Nigeria

FCT, Abuja - Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 election, has said lawmakers in the national assembly should devote time and "commit themselves to diligent performance of their functions like the 2024 budget".

According to Obi, the Nigerian budget “requires their prudent examination and subsequent patriotic-oriented approval or rejection”.

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Peter Obi challenges the national assembly to meticulously scrutinise Nigeria's budgets. Photo credits: Mr. Peter Obi, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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Obi speaks on state of the nation

Obi disclosed his thoughts on the budget via a statement shared on his verified X (formerly Twitter) page on Monday, January 1.

The presidential hopeful stated that patriotic Nigerians must work assiduously "to avoid drifting to a one-party state".

On events of the past year (2023), Obi said they “are now part of our national history”.

The LP chieftain lamented the mindless killing experienced in recent months in Nigeria.

He wrote:

“As we trudge on, we remain mindful of the state of our nation, and that our best hopes and aspirations remain largely unfulfilled. Peace and security continue to elude us with the rising level of bloodletting deeply troubling and sometimes beyond a war situation.
"A situation where hundreds of Nigerians are violently killed in December alone is deeply sad and unacceptable.

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“While we pray for the repose of the souls departed, we demand that the federal government must do whatever is required to bring the perpetrators to justice and permanently stop a re-occurrence in any part of Nigeria.”

Furthermore, Obi commented on the nation's economy, saying it “remains confusing and depressing”.

He bemoaned:

“Unemployment, inflation, poverty, inequality, and other key socio-economic variables (are) all negative and worsening.”

Tinubu signs N28.7trn 2024 budget into law

Earlier on Monday, January 1, reported that President Bola Tinubu officially approved the 2024 budget, totalling N28.7 trillion, during a brief ceremony at the presidential villa in Abuja.

At the signing were notable figures such as the President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Tajudeen Abbas.

Tinubu asks for cooperation from Obi, others also reported that Tinubu reiterated his appeal for a united effort to make Nigeria the country that citizens desire.

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The president urged his political rivals to join forces with him to build the nation.

Tinubu’s govt accused of plotting to silence Obi

Meanwhile, speaking on a recent social media space interaction, Parallel Facts, Obi disclosed that he was being threatened for openly criticising the current government.

He, however, maintained that he was unshaken and would not stop criticising those in power "until a new Nigeria was born".


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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at