Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar says the proposed budget of the Muhammadu Buhari administration for 2019 is built on a ‘shaky foundation’.
He said this in a critique entitled ‘My Takeaways from Budget 2019’ obtained by Channels Television on Sunday.
“The proposed budget as presented is fundamentally flawed,” said the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). “It deliberately ignores and fails to address current realities and pretends, as Mr President asserts, ‘we are on the right direction.”
He added, “On the contrary, the 2019 budget is built on a very shaky foundation and makes very generous, often wild and untenable assumptions which pose significant risks to its implementation.”
President Buhari had presented a budget proposal of N8.83 trillion for 2019 to a joint session of the National Assembly on December 19, 2018.