Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Follow up to Nigerian budget mess

Some time ago, President Buhari's budget was not delivered to the Senate on time. The president has "lowered the boom" on 26 bureaucrats including the budget chief.

Nigeria budget chief sacking: Analysis
Sorting out Nigeria’s $31bn (£20.8bn) budget is a gargantuan task, but the budget chief was sacked after typographical errors and other anomalies were spotted.

Some civil servants, dubbed the “budget mafia”, are accused of inflating the budget for their ministries, things that should have been spotted before the budget was submitted to the parliament in December…

Nigeria’s parliament has to scrutinise and pass the budget before it can be implemented.

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