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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

2017 budget missing - Senate alleges, blames the Nigeria Police for its disappearance

The Senate, on Wednesday, disclosed that the 2017 budget is missing and alleged that the Nigeria Police stole the documents needed to pass the 2017 budget.

The allegations were made following a presentation by the chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Sen. Danjuma Goje, regarding the invasion of his home last week, by officers of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF). 
Goje said the policemen took N18 million, $19,000 and four thousand Saudi Riyadh from his house.
 
“In addition, they also took my laptop and to make matters worse they took 18 files from my office. I am so traumatized now and I don’t know which files is missing, which files is available now. Some of these files have to do with the work I am doing,” Goje said.

“Like I told you, we are holding a meeting on the budget that last Thursday that they came. So from Thursday to now we have not been able to meet because some of the papers are not around, many of us are traumatised, my house as a politician is a beehives of activities; people are coming from all over the country to sympathise with me. I have no time to sit and from today we are trying to start sitting again as appropriation committee to see what we can do with the budget.”

He added: “I want to apologise to my colleagues that we could not keep to the timetable you gave us to lay the budget yesterday (Tuesday) and to get it passed (Wednesday); and I think it is not our own fault, it is the fault of the police because the police interfered with the whole of the budget process and I hope Nigerians will not turn out to blackmail the national assembly because the process were truncated by the police.”

Subsequently, the Upper Legislative Chamber directed the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) , Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to immediately return those documents and a computer which were taken away from the official residence of Sen. Goje. In addition, the Senate also asked the Police to tender a public apology to the National Assembly.

Senate President Bukola Saraki revealed that the Police had informed the Senate Committee on Police Affairs that the operation in Goje’s house was carried out based on a false lead from a whistle blower. He said the Senate would not take that excuse and stated that an immediate official explanation on the operation must be provided to the Senate.

 “This matter is very serious, just as Senator Goje has said. It is now over five days with no statement or comments from the Police to tell us why this raid was done or to tell us where these files which are very important to the appropriation process.

“Sadly, I must tell you informally that the chairman of the Police Committee told me this morning (yesterday) that the Police are saying that it has something to do with a whistle blower. If it has to do with a whistle blower, then the whistle blower misled them.

“If a whistle-blower misled them, I think that this matter that has come out publicly like this to embarrass a Senator should be well handled. I think the Police, like in a civilised society, needs to come out and accept responsibility.

“If somebody has given you any wrong informatio, tell the public what you are doing with that person and if it is an intelligence officer that got the house wrong, come out and tell us. For five days now, nothing. I think it is unfortunately.

“I also got an information that the House of Representatives has also set up an adhoc committee on this matter and this committee that is set up should work closely with the House, particularly to ascertain the circumstances surrounding why they went to Senator Goje’s house.

“If truly it was a whistle blower and he gave them wrong information which is what the IG is telling them, what are they doing about that  wrong information? Have they come out to make a public apology for this wrong raid?

“These are issues that the committee would look into and the files that are still in Police custody which Goje has told us is affecting the works before us, also needs to be brought publicly and formally to him because it was taken publicly.”

The Senate announced the establishment of an adhoc committee to begin an immediate investigation into the police operation and also to investigate the alleged assassination attempt of Senator Dino Melaye.

The adhoc committee has Senator Jibril Barau (APC, Kano State) as chairman, also includes Senators Isa Misau (APC, Bauchi State), Chukwuka Utazi (PDP, Enugu), David Umoru (APC, Niger State).

Afterwards, IGP, Ibrahim, met privately with the Senate President, Saraki, supposedly to tender an unofficial apology over the invasion.

49 comments:

RareSpecie Z said...

Idiots

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Again?


... Merited happiness

Anonymous said...

Sincerely I wipe for Nigerian. Everyone one in the Senate should be dissolved. Sacked.impeached...

chy said...

This nonsense can only happen in Nigeria

Hrm paul said...

Useless country

Anonymous said...

shame on the senate

Anonymous said...

Howwwww????? Aren't these politrickians tired of all these drama, lies and fables

LIB daughter said...

Again
Useless Apc government
Every year missing budget
Missing president
Tueh

Anonymous said...

Clueless country
Buhari resign ooooooo
We are tired already

Anonymous said...

What is a Public document doing in a Private home?

Richmond said...

The first quarter of the year has come and gone yet the senate finds it difficult to pass the budget submitted to the since Dec. Last year. They think they are suffering the president, I pity for the poor masses. Continue with ur endless dramas " it was missing in 2016 and now in 2017"

Esther Ene said...

Hian again?What nonsense.

Ijanyi Mitch said...

These people are at it again

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

What a country, omg!!!!!!


Long live LIB

APPLELIPX said...

Another budget drama in 2017????

Anonymous said...

Am done... *walks away*

Anonymous said...

You are indeed a moron for not reading d full statement to comprehend d problem....I think Buhari really wanted to steal d budget. .remember this is the second occurrence of such issue

Anonymous said...

Senator Danjuma Goje you are an idiot. The biggest imbecile. You kept such sensitive documents in your private residence for what reason? And you re blaming the Nigerian Police. You should apologize to all Nigerians for mishandling such public documents. You and your committee need to explain what you re still deliberating about the budget in the second quarter of the year!!! Shame on you.

Vivian Reginalds said...

HMM
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Peter James said...

Let me see the mumu that will support buhari in this missing budget. They cant blame gej again. So they blame policemen. Soon they will blame the clueless masses that voted them in!

Anonymous said...

its so funny to see how none of you guys haven't asked what a budget or even its fragment which is an official document will be doing in the house of a Senator. Mind you, this budget was submitted since sometime December last year and the National Assembly especially the senate has been sitting on it yet people will still call president buhari names. This senators don't give a heck about No one but themselves, their family and their cronies.

Nnenne George said...

Hahahahaha... i can't believe i am actually a Nigerian. They should ask those mallam selling suya at wuse market, maybe they have the missing budget. Foolish people!!😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅

Anonymous said...

Haaaaa?????? Nigeria is finished. This pple are just faking nd ganbling with Nigerians without even knw what the masses are facing day by day. I rest my case. Sacking doesn't hve two name. But one. So also God is one but not to be compare. As u making Nigerians to be in pain every day by day. So also amadioa will finished u all updare.

Anonymous said...

Missing budget again, plus the fool had the impetus to say he had 18 million naira and 19,000 dollars in his house? Whats the name of the fools house? Danjuma goje's bank. What happened to cashless policy and money laundering? Is money laundering no longer a crime in nigeria? This fool should be put behind bars along side his allies. Bloody idiots using us as chess porns on a chess board. Shege banza

Kingsly Anyaegbu said...

I need leave this country called Nigeria..Very useless country and useless leaders

Anonymous said...

Y is it da is only d budget da got missing y d senator r not missing like d budget,yeye dy smell

Anonymous said...

Y is it da is only d budget da got missing y d senator r not missing like d budget,yeye dy smell

Amos Mohammed said...

Nigeria my Nigeria! E na try.

Amos Mohammed said...

Nigeria my Nigeria! E na try.

Anonymous said...

Wow.. what a country

Anonymous said...

mmmguidersforum.net

Anonymous said...

Nawa 4 this Banana Republic, walahi. Mehn, just feeling for the youths and unborn generations. The level of decadence even @ the highest echelons is fantastically insane and corrupt. QED@AllTribesMatter(atm)

Anonymous said...

zoological Republic
of Nigeria

Pretty woman friend said...

Always missing. ....buhari pls goo.... We r tired of you

Anonymous said...

Which kind "kaka" we never see? Bukola Saraki is sooooo incompetent. A real disgrace for the office he's occupying. He just can't lead. Every year Crap! Crap!! Crap!!! OLD FOOLS!

Anonymous said...

What is official document doing in his home? moron!

Want to increase your penis size? [Click Here] said...

What of the soft copy? he can always print new physical copies from the soft copy?

Ogechi Nwafor said...

As clueless as there president, every year budget they miss naija I hail the

bobota ekanem said...

Hahahahahahahaga! I no fit laugh

Godwin Ugwu said...

Our politicians are really playing with our heads. God helps us(Nigerians) out! Amen

uhiara valentine said...

So because of that they won't pass budget see bunch of fools. They wld stop @ nothing to exhibit their idiosyncrasy. So all that budget document lies in one house. Shame u guyz.

Anonymous said...

The budget doest have soft copy? Only in Nigeria.

Amuwa Olumide oluwashola said...

Mtew...every time missing budget paper

love ify said...

Is this budget not supposed to be computerised? they should print another one and stop this nonsense already.

Precious Chidiebube diamond said...

Again? Stupid and good for nothing government

liz swt 16 said...

1. It is not ryt for a sensitive document to at ur private residence. 2. Last year nass complained dat d budget was brot in late daz y it took tym to pass it so, y is it dat ds year's budget dat was presented to dem in Dec 2016 not yet passed? Ds guys shud continue playin kanky panky wit u guys after all, daz wot u guys like.

Newme said...

First, what is that kind of money doing in his house, Secondly why would he leave such documents in his home carelessly. I don't blame the stupid old men for treating us this way cos Nigerians are so primitive that they can buy any story presented by the Government without countering or investigating. How can a man of such class wake up with this scrap of a story. Now i understand why Nigeria needs to be restructured cos an Ibo man no fit give this kind story to his fellow Ibo's without hearing it... Nonsense. #IBelieveinthenewNigeria

Anonymous said...

for crying out loud how long will this old men keep on ruling this country with their old senses and the outdated thinking, so in their old mind they think they can lie to the youth any old lie that comes to their old BRAIN? God help to take all this old men out of this country Nigeria this new pple rule by old men they country will never change if this old pple that have being ruling the country for several yrs this coming for second tenor how will the country improve God bless Nigeria and saves us from the hand of this evil men that call themselves leaders of Nigeria who only enjoy seeing the masses suffering only God can solve this problem

Anonymous said...

for crying out loud how long will this old men keep on ruling this country with their old senses and the outdated thinking, so in their old mind they think they can lie to the youth any old lie that comes to their old BRAIN? God help to take all this old men out of this country Nigeria this new pple rule by old men they country will never change if this old pple that have being ruling the country for several yrs this coming for second tenor how will the country improve God bless Nigeria and saves us from the hand of this evil men that call themselves leaders of Nigeria who only enjoy seeing the masses suffering only God can solve this problem

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