Monday, 25 April 2016

'Change won’t come until the 2016 budget is signed' – minister

'Change won’t come until the
2016 budget is signed' –
minister



– Ogbonnaya Onu, the minister of science
and technology, said that the much expected
change will not come until the 2016 budget
is signed and implemented by the federal
government
– He noted that the federal government was
still running the country with the 2015
budget of the former PDP-led government
–  Onu assured Nigerians that President
Muhammadu Buhari was working hard
to provide job opportunities and secure
people’s lives and property
Ogbonnaya Onu
Ogbonnaya Onu
Ogbonnaya Onu, the minister of science and
technology, has said that the much expected
change in the country will not come until the
2016 budget is signed and implemented by
the federal government.
Daily Trust reports that Onu expressed his
opinion on Sunday, April 24, speaking at the
launch of an updated edition of a book
“Each Man, His Time-The Biography of An
Era”, written by a former minister of
information, Prince Tony Momoh and the
celebration of his 47th marriage anniversary
in Mararaba, Nasarawa state.
The minister noted that the federal
government was still running Nigeria with the
2015 budget of the former government led
by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
However, he assured Nigerians that
President Muhammadu Buhari was working
hard to provide job opportunities and secure
their lives and property.





Three
factors that prove Buhari’s change is for the
worst
“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,” he
said.
Onu stressed that the APC-led government
was committed to fulfilling all its campaign
promises.
Also speaking, Prince Tony Momoh advised
Nigerians not to expect immediate change,
adding that change would begin to come in
two years.
“Change must come, but be patient. Within
two years, you will be celebrating change,” he
added.
Meanwhile, Yakubu Dogara, the speaker of
the House of Representatives, has stated
that the National Assembly and the
Executive will resolve issues surrounding the
2016 budget very soon.
“We know that our people cannot wait forever
for the budget and as a responsible
government, we cannot afford to go to sleep
on this. As we speak to you, I know that the
Executive has sent observations on the
budget, areas they termed “grey areas”. We’ve
taken delivery of that document, we are
looking into it in collaboration with the Senate,
and we have arrived at a decision which I will
not announce here because it is for the ears
of Mr. President only,” he said.