The Senator representing Lagos West in the National Assembly, Sen. Olamilekan Adeola aka Yayi, has berated the Federal Government for attempting to rush the passage of the 2018 budget without apprising the National Assembly with details of the performance of the 2017 budget.
The senator made this known while contributing to a motion at plenary on Tuesday.
He described as unfortunate the executive’s end of the year timeline for passage of the budget, stressing that there was no need to speed up the process.
Adeola said, “There is no need to speed up work on 2018 because the 2017 budget has not performed anything.
“It is unfortunate that the set target to pass this budget before the end of the year is not feasible.
“How can we consider 2018 budget without knowing the performance of 2017 budget?
“It’s an aberration and if you look at the documents of these MDAs, the facts are there. There are no clear calls in the 2017 budget to compare the 2018 budget.
“There in, you find out that the performance of the budget, there is nothing to write home about and there is no basis for us to rush.
“What we have before us does not show us that this executive is ready for this budget to be passed. The 2017 budget has not performed anything. There is no need for us to be in hurry.”