A chieftain of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Chris Adighije, has expressed support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to properly study the 2016 budget before signing the Appropriation Bill.
Adighije, who made this known while speaking with newsmen on Sunday in Abuja, advised Buhari to take several factors into consideration before accenting to the budget.
He said that the pressure created by the current challenges in the country should not be a reason for Buhari to sign the budget without proper verification.
Adighije said that the president needed to study the grey areas of the budget in order to establish the real intentions of the National Assembly.
“I do not have the details of the budget with me, so it is difficult for me to say he should just sign; but I want him to study the grey areas carefully.
“I think the so-called grey areas need to be cleared before his accent.
“All I want is for him to be meticulous and sign a budget that will be for the good of all Nigerians.”
On the persisting fuel scarcity, the senator appealed to Nigerians to be patient with the president.
He expressed optimism that the APC-led Federal Government would restore normalcy in fuel supply, power and other sectors of the economy in no distant time.
Adighije represented Abia-Central Senatorial zone in the National Assembly from 2003 to 2007 under the platform of then ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP).