says the executive will not exchange words with legislature over the
Mohammed said this while reacting to a comment Senate President Bukola Saraki made on the 2019 budget.
On Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari presented a N8.83 billion budget to a joint session of the national assembly.
when he hosted some civil society organisations in Abuja, Saraki who is
director-general of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential
campaign, said the budget “has no hope for anybody”.
heard the 2019 budget. That is a budget that has no hope for anybody
because if you look at the statistics and the figures there’s poverty,
if you look at the figures based on revenues that are coming in, there
is nothing left,” the senate president had said.
the executive presented a budget based on the circumstances of the
He said government had met its promises to Nigerians and would deliver more.
is not the practice of the executive to be exchanging words with the
legislative arm of government, they are independent, we are
independent,” Mohammed said.
“To the best of our knowledge, we
presented a budget given the circumstances of our resources this year,
we feel that is the best we can. It is left for the national assembly to