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|Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by Image123(m): 10:32pm On Jan 22, 2016|
Earlier in the day, this thread was on the frontpage, The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi . In that thread, many false claims were made which could have been easily verified. Unfortunately for reasons best known and maybe because it has "Source", it was posted on the frontpage. Here is proof that the article was a lot of lies, misinformation and ignorance.
So many lies in one page,why? Opposition should be truthful and credible please. Blatant lies are not sustainable.
The appropriation bill is something that is easily accessible on the Ministry of Budget and planning's website. Anybody can download it and look through, it is a 1810 page document with less than 5mb size. The budget is not gold or Bible, neither is it an unchangeable or unchallengeable document or law. In fact, it is being debated at the National Assembly presently. i have also previously expressed some of my reservations, observations and questions about it on this thread. The President in the last media chat has urged our journalists to engage more in INVESTIGATIVE journalism. It is therefore unfortunate that a national daily(NGR Guardian) will publish such baseless strings of lies for whatever purpose.
IN an administration fighting against corruption, that is in need of diversification, President Muhammadu Buhari has presented a budget that would appropriate N29.7 billion to his Ministry of Agriculture in comparison to N115 billion to a “do nothing” National Assembly. Even when you add the planned appropriation for the Universal Basic Education (N77.1 billion) together with the Ministry of Agriculture (N29.1billion), the National Assembly still gulps about N15 billion more than them. What a priority!
Again to be clear, i have my reservations for some of these figures, so i am not defending them per say, i am simply presenting them.
Federal Ministry of Agriculture's total allocation is 76,753,672,273(76.7billion not 29.7/29.1 choose anyone billion as ngrguardian reports). In the BREAKDOWN, it is shown that the Ministry of Agriculture has a recurrent(non-debt) expenditure of 29.7billion and a capital expenditure of 47billion, totalling 76.7billion.
Nigeria is in need of security no doubt. But this ought not to be an excuse for duplication. President Buhari budgeted N294.5 billion for the Ministry of Defence. The Ministry of Interior also has a lot to do with the security of the country and has a budget of N145.2 billion. We also have the Nigeria Police Formation and Command budget at N283.09 billion. Then there is tucked somewhere in the budget something called Operation Lafiya Dole to cost Nigerian Tax Payers N10 billion. “Lafiya Dole” is an Hausa Language expression that means “Compulsory Peace” or “Peace by Force.” If you add up the four, it gives you N732.79 billion.
The Federal Ministry of Defence has a total allocation of 429,098,182,742. These information is right on page 1, missing it is mischievous. Ministry of Interior has a larger 498,453,097,241. The figures are so mixed up already i don't know where to start with you. Now, these are two different Ministries and it would be good to know the differences by finding out. If someone needs to be told that there is difference between Navy, Airforce, Army, Defence Academy, Police, Immigration, Custom, Prison, fire, NSCDC and your gateman, there is more problem than i can currently handle for you. Lafiya Dole is a special funds for combating Boko Haram insurgency in the North East region.
The Office of the NSA is not one man BTW. It has some MDAs under it like the DSS and National intelligence Agency. We cannot be blaming the 2016 budget for the multiplicity and duplicity of our Ministries and MDAs of course. The allocation for Ministries of Transportation is 215,797,393,980. This is more than NSA already so why the lie? Ministry of Water Resources is 44,206,418,733. Ministry of Works, Power and Housing is 467,645,043,369. All these information is right on page 1, why the lies? is that opposition?
President Buhari promised to create employment for Nigerian youths. But he budgeted only N7.8 billion for the Ministry of Labour and Employment. He also budgeted N9.5 billion for the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, a sector that could easily generate high employment if properly funded and managed. Science and Technology Ministry received only N25.8 billion. Also remember that the Ministries of Transportation and Water Resources received N13.7 billion and N7.2 billion respectively.
Total allocation for Ministry of Labour and Employment is 13,397,589,915 not 7.8billion. Ministry of Solid Minerals Development is 18,625,703,622, Science and Technology Ministry is 53,743,337,717 not 25.8billion. Transportation again is 215.7billion and Water Resources is 44.2billion. All these are different from 300billion budgeted specially as Special Intervention fund to help tackle issues like employing 500,000 teachers and other plans. Please fear God if you do not fear man or yourself.
The immediate paragraph above contains five of the most important ministries that could have positive impact on the people if any government is serious at all. Their total expenditure is N64 billion. This is less than what President Buhari allocated to his Minister of Special Duties: N72.8 billion! Pray, what are the Special Duties to be done that they should cost so much? Then add N45.3 billion allocated to the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Office of the Head of Service, N6.4 billion. What further evidence of misapplication of funds do we need than all these?
The Ministry(not minister) of special duties SGF was allocated 72,894,125. 72million is not 72billion, being sensational doesn't equal truth, integrity and veracity.
President Buhari has allocated to the Federal Character Commission N2.09 billion! What do they do in that Commission that would cost the Nigerian Tax Payers this much just in one year? Then there is what is called Outsourced Services that would cost N5 billion and Presidential Amnesty Programme which would also cost N20 billion. Who are the targets of this Amnesty Programme? Is it Boko Haram Terrorists, or Niger Delta Militants?
Federal Character Commission was allocated 3,371,278,210, their recurrent is the 2.09billion. i do not know what they do as well, maybe others can enlighten us. Recurrent expenditure however needs to be compared with previous ones for proper perspective. We all know that the government met an overbloated workforce in the FG and Civil Service. They shouldn't just sack everybody either IMHO. However, they do need to keep paying salaries and be discouraged from reducing salaries. It is a huge dilemma.
Why did President Buhari budget N45 billion for INEC in a year when there is no national election? What is this money for? Is this money just for salaries or other assignments? If this amount is for assignments, what is the nature of those assignments? Nigerians deserve answers to these questions.
INEC is an Independent body and will be in the best position to answer this. Same thing the NASS. It is very likely that is what INEC requested. They do not need to wait till election year before the start rushing.
President Buhari needs to explain to Nigerians what Mr. Lai Mohammed would be doing with N39.1billion allocated to his Information Ministry that would be more important than what Ministry of Transportation N13.7 billion, Ministry of Water Resources N7.2 billion and the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment N10.5 billion would be doing? These three Ministries’ allocation put together is less than Lai Mohammed’s Ministry of Information!
This has already been debunked. Ministry of Information and Culture is getting 45.1billion not 39.1billion BTW. Remember that two ministries have been merged. NTA is getting 6.9billion of the money,oops. i hope they look like CNN or at least Channestv by the end of the year oh.lol. FRCN is getting another 7billion of the allocation, National Orientation Agency to get 5.8billion while the Ministry headqtrs gets 5.2billion. I believe zero budgeting blah blah would also come in to curb/justify some of these allocations. More details on page 315 of the Consolidated Appropriation bill details.
Ministry of Transportation is 215.7billion not N13.7 billion, Ministry of Water Resources is 44.2billion not N7.2 billion and the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment is 16billion not N10.5 billion. The figures you have stated are mostly recurrent expenditure which are mainly salaries. We all know of people sitting in government offices doing next to nothing productively, yet being paid. That is why the average Nigerian dreams of federal government work, not patriotism but these kind of bloated workforce. You are well aware most of these workers have been there for long, not this administration's fault. Years of nepotism, political reward and showmanship, bribery and man know man recruitments are the main cause of these large recurrent expenditure.It is not a issue of ghost workers or deception from Buhari government.
How could President Buhari justify the proposed spending of N400 million on a weekend symposium? Yes, the 35th Annual General Meeting and Symposium of Shelter Afrique slated for June 2016! How can an administration that is yelling against wastage and corruption approve such amount of money for a two-day affair?
Shelter Afrique AGM and Symposium is usually like a week programme. Nigeria is hosting about the whole of Africa this year. These are some of the unavoidable costs of hosting such international events. i don't know how the hosting rights are drawn maybe we could avoid or whatever, but we need to host them properly. The amount is not ludicrous compared to usual amounts for such programmes. The world will not end because of that, it is not corruption. Money spent on former leaders is CONSTITUTIONAL. This is not mismanagement but law. We remember when some of our governors were trying to constitutional get themselves huge sums of money as pension when they leave. If their HoReps abi na Assembly signed it, that will be the law/burden of coming governments. It is not something Buhari can just decide in his bedroom.
The most scandalous part of the Budget is what a commentator on social media described as follows:
There is absolutely nowhere in the budget that says 1.75 billion for President Muhammadu Buhari’s feeding in 2016. The Presidency also denied that earlier. Foodstuff/Catering material supplies for the President is 114,967,140. This is on page 7. The Vice President's is 16,683,193 on page 8. My worries are that opposition is standing on cheap lies that cannot stand and this is dangerous for our democracy because there might be nowhere else or alternative to turn to after these lies and half-truths fail.
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|Re: Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by kallmemrB: 10:40pm On Jan 22, 2016|
laziness has deep roots in most nigerians and also nairaland mods are very lazy....i dont know why its so hard to confirm such an important details before moving it to front page....the whole budget is online so why will a well-learned-person post such lies
|Re: Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by CltrAltDel: 10:58pm On Jan 22, 2016|
Op. ..can I buy u a drink
Luv this......wailers where una dey
FireFire go get heart attack for this thread O
lalasticlala u still dey joint, come see food
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|Re: Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by XaintJoel20(m): 11:02pm On Jan 22, 2016|
OP, are you by chance related to Lai(r) Mohammed
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|Re: Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by Firefire(m): 11:08pm On Jan 22, 2016|
Again to be clear, i have my reservations for some of these figures, so i am not defending them per say - Image123
Let us examine the substance of Remi Oyeyemi's position on the budget and overlook his mistakes of highlighting the recurrent expenditure only why excluding the Capital Allocation.
The intent is to show the leakages and fraud in APC Budget of YAM.
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|Re: Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by Image123(m): 11:09pm On Jan 22, 2016|
Are you by chance without up to 5mb to download the document and see things for yourself?
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|Re: Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by CltrAltDel: 11:09pm On Jan 22, 2016|
Firefire:I believe you ...........psychs!
|Re: Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by Firefire(m): 11:12pm On Jan 22, 2016|
|Re: Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by XaintJoel20(m): 11:17pm On Jan 22, 2016|
Image123:Don't be too hard on me. I only asked a simple question that demands 'yes' or 'no' for an answer...
And if I may ask, which version of the budget did you download?
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|Re: Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by 175(m): 11:18pm On Jan 22, 2016|
PMB is just hiding his pretty wife from ME. I wanna c n hear her talk on tv. I have seen worse 1st ladies b4 n nothing happened. PMB, don't be selective, show ME ur wife or wat happened in 1702 will happen again. U can silence Olisah Metuh but not me. Period!
|Re: Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by maxtamazin: 1:08am On Jan 23, 2016|
"""There is absolutely nowhere in the budget that says 1.75 billion for President Muhammadu Buhari’s feeding in 2016. The Presidency also denied that earlier. Foodstuff/Catering material supplies for the President is 114,967,140. This is on page 7. The Vice President's is 16,683,193 on page 8. My worries are that opposition is standing on cheap lies that cannot stand and this is dangerous for our democracy because there might be nowhere else or alternative to turn to after these lies and half-truths fail."""""
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I won't bother going through the whole post cause this clearly a handwork of the sai baba crew. What cut my attention was the last paragraph and the laughable attempt to justify the president spending 114,9671,40 and vice president 16,683,193. Our president is eating over 9Million naira per month.
OP, please tell Mr President that it's possible to eat with 1 million in a month and 8million can go to youth empowerment every month. He can call it.....Mohammed Buhari Foundation. That's showing leadership and a big change from past government.
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|Re: Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by Bekwarra(m): 1:08am On Jan 23, 2016|
Yeye dey smell
|Re: Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by omenka(m): 5:17am On Jan 23, 2016|
maxtamazin:When you treat issues of this nature, it is best they be looked at in comparative terms.
The previous admin budgeted a billion naira for that item alone in her last budget, and after public uproar, beat it down to about N800, 000, 000. What the current government plans to spend on same is a mere 13% (approx) of that. Pray tell, what kind of culinary appetite did the Jonathans have to have warranted such expenditure?? How large was the family that they had to spend that much??
You talk about daily spending: Buhari would be spending 9million per month, but guess what, Jonathan spent 67million per month!! Yet none of you told him about any "youth empowerment foundation".
If nothing at all, this president needs to be commended for this particular item, even as there are still some areas in the budget that need to be taken a second look at.
Make una fear God oo.
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|Re: Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by Nobody: 5:50am On Jan 23, 2016|
|Re: Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by Image123(m): 9:16am On Jan 23, 2016|
Firefire:You're saying we should overlook billions of naira like in the previous government right? All join is among what brought us to our current state. There is no fraud shown,just ignorance of basic commercial information and the workings of a budget.
|Re: Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by maxtamazin: 9:47pm On Jan 23, 2016|
Joker of the year....you kept referring to the last administration like that should be a benchmark for PMB and his APC jesters. It's so convinent for you to stray from the important question. ......why is PMB eating allowance so massive?.....I thought this is a change era.
You want me to commend PMB for eating with 9million per month while average Nigerian is on less than a dollar a day. You are a big Joker.
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|Re: Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by Image123(m): 9:10pm On Jan 24, 2016|
The point is that opposition lied by claiming "Buhari's food" is more than the previous budgets. They started the comparison.
|Re: Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by Bigprozzie: 9:16pm On Jan 24, 2016|
Nice one OP
But this will not get to Front page
I will advice you to change the title to- Boko Haram kills 500 in Borno and it will be on FP in seconds
|Re: Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by peacengine(m): 9:21pm On Jan 24, 2016|
Na dis people chop Aisha rice finish com dey talk rubbish.
|Re: Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by Image123(m): 1:08pm On Jan 25, 2016|
|Re: Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by Image123(m): 1:10pm On Jan 25, 2016|
E be like say na dis people go PDP infested school, sotey dem no sabi critical thinking/analysis.
|Re: Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by Nobody: 1:26pm On Jan 25, 2016|
This thread should be on the front page. lalasticlala obinoscopy
|Re: Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by Nobody: 1:27pm On Jan 25, 2016|
|Re: Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by disloman(m): 2:37pm On Jan 25, 2016|
XaintJoel20:Counter what the op just posted compare to making f00l of yourself.Op!Thanks for the insight.
|Re: Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by Nobody: 2:42pm On Jan 25, 2016|
|Re: Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by jamace(m): 5:23pm On Jan 25, 2016|
Defending the indefensible!
Without argument, the budget is highly padded. Goats want to eat the yam by trick.
|Re: Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by vedaxcool(m): 5:41pm On Jan 25, 2016|
Sick individuals posting lies on nairaland to deter the war on corruption.
|Re: Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by jstbeinhonest: 5:41pm On Jan 25, 2016|
This article is in response to a previous article and if the OP is right,we should not encourage misinformation all because of opposition..... lalasticlala , Mynd44 if the Op is right,please put it at front page.And if he is wrong,please close the thread.
|Re: Response To The Deceptions In 2016 Budget By Remi Oyeyemi by LesbianBoy(m): 5:56pm On Jan 25, 2016|
OP you must be very stoopid
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