President Muhammadu Buhari, Friday, felt disappointed over the delay in passage of budget by the National Assembly, and demanded commendations from Nigerians for the little he was able to achieve despite the delay.
Buhari was quoted by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, when he received a delegation of Eminent and Respected citizens of Niger State led by Lt. Gen. Garba Duba (Rtd) at the Presidential Villa as saying that the government’s achievements in ensuring better roads, rails, power and repositioning of the airports was in spite of the delays in the passage of budget, and prayed for more understanding and commitment to infrastructural development.
“If the National Assembly takes seven months to pass a budget, then we should be commended for the much that we have achieved, and can still achieve.
“I personally feel very disappointed. I spoke with the leaders of the National Assembly on the issue that seven months is a long time to work on a budget,’’ he said. The President said ongoing efforts to improve road, and rail networks across the country will be increased as infrastructural development remains paramount for improving the livelihood of Nigerians.