Senate Rejects Science And Technology Budget For Alleged Irregularities

by AljazirahNews | October 25, 2021 3:44 pm

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By Abdul Lateef Taiwo

The senate committee on science and technology on Monday rejected the 2022 budget document presented by the ministry of science and technology over alleged irregularities.

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

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

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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.

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Meanwhile, the minister of state for science and  technology, Mohammed Hassan Abdullahi in a response 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.

SINL Nigeria Online gathered that the ministry is expected to appear on Friday.

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