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No padding in 2017 budget, says FG

The Federal Government on Thursday replied those claiming that the 2017 budget proposal was filled with frivolous and unclear expenditure, stating that the fiscal document in its current form was not padded.

The Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation, Mr. Ben Akabueze, made the clarification while addressing journalists in Abuja on some of the grey areas in the 2017 budget proposal.

He said while some comments about the budget in various quarters had shown that many Nigerians were interested in the programmes of government as captured in the budget, some of these comments revealed inadequate understanding of the budget process.

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