After spending so much time on the dance floor, the Nigeria’s 2016 pad-prone Budget was finally signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari today. Uhuru? No…not yet.
Now that this controversial budget has been signed for action, more productively and speedier than ever, implementation must be put into first gear for the sake of the excuse-overfed Nigerian. The budget dance has gone macabre since, and now that it’s no more an excuse for delayed activity, nothing else should be a challenge to ‘Change’.
Macroeconomic grammar must now be excised from the lingo of government. ..Now is the time to speak the language the average, deserving, enduring, and tax-paying citizen will easily understand – a language that metes practical democratic dividends unto their wellbeing. How soon light go dey? How sooner will the roads get standard upgrades and fixes? How soonest will inflation disappear? How sooner than soonest will livingnin Naija less hectic? That simple. That average Nigerian doesn’t want to hear economical jibes now, it’d all amount to gibberish….
The reaslist in this writer bemoans the fanfare with which this budget was signed though. It stirs the paranoia that breeds the thought about the lack of seriousness in the corridors of governance; that lack of obvious gumption that favors exigency, proactivity, passionate readiness to get to work! I hope I’m wrong, but, I just ask, for a nation literally on the death row, for a nation that needs exigent action to relieve her citizens, must her supposed leaders shine their teeth, fledge in their agbada armada, and pose like inglorious basterds in a photo for a budget signing that is 5 months late? Budget signing ceremony? Ceremony kwa….? Boosit! !!
Just prove your worth ASAP in implementing jor!
Read report below:
President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2016 controversial budget into law.
The budget signing which took place at a ceremony held inside the executive office of the President at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja had in attendance, the VP Yemi Osibajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Reps, Yakubu Dogara as well as some ministers and aides of the president.
Presidential spokesperson Femi Adesina confirmed the budget signing to SaharaReporters via a text message.
The budget signing ends months of bickering between the executive branch and the legislative arm of the Nigerian government.
Also, notable is the inclusion of the Lagos-Calabar coastal rail project that was initially removed by members of the “Appropriation Committee” at the National Assembly
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