President Muhammadu Buhari has officially written to the National Assembly to request the withdrawal of the 2016 Appropriation Bill he presented on December 22, 2015, to a joint session of the federal legislature for adjustment.
According to reports, President Buhari’s letter was addressed to Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara.
This is coming on the heels of a controversy over the alleged secret extraction and doctoring of the original budget document.
It would be recalled that the disappearance of the 2016 budget had kindled controversy last week as the National Assembly resumed after a recess and the legislators prepared to begin deliberation on the budget.
It was learnt that President Buhari had discovered after presenting the 2016 budget to the National Assembly that some of the figures proposed for operations in the Presidency and the State House were being publicly criticised as outrageous and higher than those of his predecessor, former President Goodluck Jonathan.