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Don’t expect any change until 2016 budget is signed — FG warns

Don't expect any change until 2016 budget is signed — FG warns

Nigerians may have to pray more for the 2016 budget impasse to go away quickly, as the Federal Government warned on Sunday that Nigerians should not expect change from the present administration until the 2016 Appropriation Bill, which had been passed by the National Assembly, was signed into law.

According to the government, the Buhari administration was still running the country with the 2015 budget of former President Goodluck Jonathan of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

This was stated by the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu at a book launch in Mararaba, Nassarawa State.

According to Onu, change was not feasible now because the government was still implementing the 2015 budget prepared by the former government of PDP, adding that change cannot come if the All Progressives Congress, APC, is not using the 2016 budget which must be signed and implemented by the federal government.

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Onu, who insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari was working hard to  provide job opportunities, secure lives and property of Nigerians, provide employment, called on Nigerians to support the President so he can provide  good governance for the country.

He said:  “Change won’t come until the 2016 budget is signed. What we are using now is the 2015 budget which was not done by us. Our President has restored our image to the position of repute, so let’s support him.”

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