Lagos – Mr Yinka Ogundimu, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, LAHA, on Saturday expressed optimism that President Muhammadu Buhari would achieve 75 per cent success in the 2016 budget performance, with his ongoing war against corruption.
Ogundimu, the Chairman, LAHA’s Committee on Finance told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the success that would be recorded by President Buhari’s war against corruption would aid budget performance significantly.
“The president’s fight against corruption without whose ox is gored will help the success of the budget.
“If he succeeds in fighting corruption, every other thing will fall in line . I advise President Buhari and the members of the Federal Executive Council to begin the full implementation of the budget.
“He has not really submitted to the cabals, the fear of Buhari is in the mind of everybody.
“So, this year’s budget attaining between 70 per cent and 75 per cent success is realistic,’’ he said
Ogundimu, who said that time might not be on the side of the administration, however, urged the president to speed up the implementation of the budget without delay.
Ogundimu, (APC- Agege II) in LAHA, identified impunity and embezzlement of funds as the bane that hindered budget performance under the past administrations.
On hardships being faced by Nigerians, the lawmaker said that there would be much relief when the Federal Government commences full implementation of this year’s budget.
The lawmaker described what Nigerians were passing through as a normal sacrifice before the change in their conditions of living.
He urged Nigerians to exercise patience with the present administration. (NAN)