2022 Budget: Senate bemoans Poor presentation by Science and Tech Minster




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By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Senate committee on science and technology on Monday condemned and rejected the 2022 budget documents presented by the ministry of science and technology over alleged irregularities.

of the Committee, Uche Ekunife directed the minister and his entourage to go and tidy up the document for proper presentation.

According to Ekunife, the budget presentation not synchronised, saying “you gave us document to bamboozle us”.

Continuing; “what kind of submission is this? Permanent Secretary who prepared this submission? Ekunife asked.

“Even you, you are confused, go to 2022 budget defence, we are going to invite you for 2021 expenditure” she said.

The lawmaker also demanded for details of amount on methanol as presented by the minister.

Meanwhile, the minister of state for science and technology, Mohammed Hassan Abdullahi in a urged the committee to allow the ministry to go an reconcile grey areas for fresh presentation.

“Allow us to go back and do a fresh presentation” Abdullahi said.

The senate committee agreed to their plea and asked the ministry to appear on Friday.