Buhari Orders Mass Sackings At Budget Office

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President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the complete purge of the Budget Office because of the discrepancies and padding of the 2016 budget, The PUNCH has learnt.Our correspondent gathered on Wednesday that the President handed down the directive following the embarrassment that the budget discrepancies had attracted to his government.

It will be recalled that Buhari had on Monday sacked Mr. Yahaya Gusau as the Director-General of the Budget Office for the same reason and approved the appointment of Mr. Tijjani Mohammed Abdullahi as his replacement.But a top government official who pleaded anonymity told The PUNCH on Wednesday that the President was not yet done with the issue.

The source said Buhari had been properly briefed of the activities of government officials in the Budget Office who were described as “budget mafia” and accused of sabotaging the budget process.He said that a decision had been taken that while many of the identified officials would be sacked, the remaining ones should be posted out of the office.

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