Obi Slams FG Over Implementing Four Budgets

Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi

The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 elections, Peter Obi, has described the approval given by the National Assembly to the President Bola Tinubu-led Federal Government to implement four national budgets concurrently as a recipe for chaos and frivolity.

Obi said this in a series of tweets on his X handle on Saturday. 

He noted that what the lawmakers and the executive have agreed to do is in flagrant disregard for fiscal responsibility, transparency, and accountability.

The former Anambra State Governor said, “All available evidence has confirmed that the  Nigerian government is implementing four national budgets concurrently. This is in blatant disregard for fiscal responsibility, transparency, and accountability. 

“It is also a recipe for chaos, confusion, and catastrophe.

“This intentionally reckless action will lead to frivolous items in the approved budgets competing with essential projects for limited resources, further exacerbating the suffering of the Nigerian people. 

“It indicates that the leaders are out of touch with reality and lack the competence to manage our nation’s finances effectively.

“Unfortunately, this deliberate act of fiscal recklessness is being undertaken by elected representatives of the people, thereby betraying one of the cardinal pillars of democracy. Leaders are elected to responsibly manage public resources in an organized way.

“I respectfully appeal and in fact, demand that this situation be reversed immediately in preference for a more responsible and transparent approach to budgeting. 

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