BUDGIT UNCOVERS N378.9BN DUPLICATED PROJECTS

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BudgIT analyzed FG's 2022 Budget
BudgIT analyzed FG's 2022 Budget

BudgIT Nigeria on Monday, announced its discovery of 460 duplicated projects valued at NGN378.9 billion in the 2022 Appropriation Act, accusing the National Assembly of padding the federal government’s budget, among other allegations.

The organization called on citizens, civil society organizations, the private sector, and the international community to urgently prevail on the national assembly and presidency to urgently amend and eliminate the loopholes in FG’s 2022 approved budget.

According to Gabriel Okeowo, BudgIT’s Country Director, the loopholes for fraud in the 2022 FG budget is a crime against the 86 million Nigerians living below the poverty line, an injustice to hardworking taxpayers, and an open mockery of countries and lending institutions that intend to borrow NigeriaN6.29trillion in 2022.

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