The passage of 2018 budget is no longer feasible as it is riddled with inconsistencies according to the Senate.
What we think: When a budget is passed late, it should have a timeline of twelve months and when a new budget comes up, we just have to question the apparent intention to waste resources.
In Nigeria, the passing of budgets just seems like a ‘ritual’.
This ritual is such that Ministries come up with a new budget for another year, fixing up the same money in the previous budget for the same project, leaving room for non-transparency, corruption, impunity.
The Senate has therefore made a good decision with identifying the discrepancies inherent in the 2018 and said it cannot be passed.
The best solution actually is to create a supplementary budget until the projects in the previous budget are done.
Omoleye Omoruyi… an apprentice web/game developer, novelist, sensitive to happenings in the world. Meet him @Lord_rickie on Twitter/Instagram