APC hails Buhari’s 2016 ‎”budget of change”

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has ‎hailed the N6.08 trillion “Budget of Change” personally presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to a joint session of the 8th National Assembly on Tuesday.

‎APC’s National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, assured that many of the promises made to the Nigerian electorate by the party in the course of the 2015 presidential campaign are contained in the proposed 2016 National Budget.

Mr. Odigie-Oyegun ‎stated that the present administration’s pro-people policies would be implemented full blast in the coming 2016 financial year.

“In fulfilment of APC’s election promises to the Nigerian electorate, the Party welcomes the proposed Social Welfare Programmes contained in the proposed 2016 National Budget submitted to the National Assembly. President Buhari has proposed N500 billion to pay unemployed Nigerian graduates (post-NYSC grant) and feed school children, amongst other social welfare programmes in 2016.

“A phased Social Welfare Programme created to cater for a larger population of the poorest and most vulnerable Nigerians upon the evidence of children’s enrolment in school and evidence of immunization has also been proposed to the National Assembly.

“President Buhari has also promised that 500,000 new teachers would be recruited.

“Compared to the last 16 years of locust, Nigerians are getting a much better deal from the seven-month old APC-led administration. On the strength of these proposals, the future holds more dividends of democracy for Nigerians.

“It is reassuring that the federal government has recovered huge sums from looters of our common wealth, which will be injected into the 2016 National Budget,” He said.

The APC National Chairman called for speedy passage of the proposed 2016 National Budget.

“As the National Assembly considers the proposed 2016 National Budget, the APC calls on members of the Senate and House of Representatives to rise above political, regional and ethnic sentiments and pass the proposed 2016 National Budget which is pro-people and in the overall best interest on Nigeria.

‎”The APC hails the very cordial working relationship between the 8th National Assembly and the executive arm of government, specifically the President.”

Mr. Odigie-Oyegun said in presenting the proposed 2016 National Budget in person, President Buhari has demonstrated his commitment to Nigeria’s constitutional democracy and the dictate of the rule of law and also highlights the importance of building a smooth working relationship with the National Assembly.

‎This is the first time in three years that a Nigerian President would personally present a budget before the National Assembly.


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  • Burning spear

    How can Nigeria open for business when Buhari has no regard for the rule of Law? Over 70 percent of the budget is going to come from borrow- borrow from the world bank again abi? Sadly Nigerians with the aid of the USA, did reward this dangerous, insensitive, dishonest, mean, cruel, partial, egoistic, religious, fundamentalist, conscienceless human being like MOHAMMADU BUHARI with the presidency of Nigeria with his kind of track record on Human Right abuses. So why do we still wonder why Nigeria has not and will not make it to the promised land under Buhari?He is an oligarch who does not believe in equality before the law. The way he jailed Lateef Jakande, Jim Nwobodo, Ambrose Ali, Pa Adekunle Ajasin, Chief Ayo Ojewumi-now on Dasuki from whom he stole-over 800m on cases that had no foundation in law and allowed Awwal Ibrahim, the then Niger State governor, who was arrested in Heathrow Airport in London with 14 million pounds sterling and several millions of Naira and dollars to be freed’ He also allowed Shehu Kangiwa, Sokoto State Governor who conducted and supervised the famous Bakolori Massacre of poor peasant farmers, the same way the army killed Shiite Muslims whose land were appropriated without compensation to remain under house arrest-While governors from the south-South are being chased by Buhari from pillar to post-on behalf of the moaning mourners in APC

    • Paul Young

      Ignoramus. Awwal Ibrahim was tried and convicted of corruption and abuse of office by buhari’s govt. He was then banned from ever holding political office

  • Peter_Edo

    Brilliant budget. 500,000 more teachers should go a long way and added to the fact that an advanced training module is part of this policy for the teachers. say 1 teacher takes 150 students per day in different secondary school courses at 50 students per class that will be 500,000 x 150 students = 75million students impacted on a daily basis . and that is also 500,000 employed teachers which will provide for themselves and their family from their salaries/emoluments and this shall increase economic activity. wonderful polices…

  • MushinSpeaks

    We now have a budget that speaks directly to the people with campaign promises about to kick off. CBANGE is here.