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Buhari hammers 184 top officials over budget padding



Buhari hammers 184 top officials over budget padding

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the redeployment of about 184 top civil servants over their roles in the padding of the 2016 Budget proposals.

According to reports, the president’s hammer affected 22 directors who were redeployed on Thursday from the budget office, while 162 others in various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) were swapped.

According to the directive conveyed to the affected officials, they are to report to their new postings today (Friday) or risk their appointments being terminated.

Read also: Buhari admits budget padding, vows to deal with culprits

According to sources, the circular conveying the move went out from the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF).

This was confirmed by the Special Adviser (Media) to the Minister of Budget and Planning, Mr. Akpandem James who said last night, that: “I can confirm that some directors have been posted out of Budget Office and others brought on board.”

It  would be recalled that Buhari had while addressing the Nigerian community in Saudi Arabia last month, vowed to deal with those behind the shoddy preparation of the 2016 Budget, which was alleged to have been padded with about N1.7 trillion.


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  1. baba bizzy

    March 11, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    washere…hit them hard baba go slow

  2. Apachee zooma

    March 11, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Just a reshuffle. Very disappointed. Who are they? Shouldn’t they be prosecuted?

  3. levelheaded

    March 12, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    someone proves himself to be a figures manipulator and u deploy him to another department as his punishment. pls do u mean he should go to the new department and continue forging figures and padding documents. this shows the govt knows very much about this padding saga cos they find it hard to punish those involved meaning the fg too is part of the arrangement. or u tell me how on earth deployment is equal to ‘i will deal with them decisively’.

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