Atiku Reveals The Best Weapon That Could Be Used Against “Boko Haram”, See What He Said On Twitter.
“Atiku Abubukar” who was a former presidential candidate have revealed the best weapon that could be used against the “Boko Haram” terrorist group. Here is what he said via his official twitter account.
According to Atiku Abubakar, he stated that the ” Pursuit of knowledge” is the best weapon that could be used against the “Boko Haram” terrorist group.
Nevertheless, a lot of Nigerians have reacted to what Atiku said concerning the weapon that could be used to defeat the “Boko Haram” terrorist group, here are their comments and reactions.
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Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has picked holes in the 2021 Appropriation Bill presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday.
According to Atiku, the 2021 budget proposal presented by Buhari was fraught with “very grave and perhaps disturbing issues” that could boomerang on the economy should the federal government go ahead to pass it into law.
The former vice president said the budget proposal contravenes Nigeria’s Fiscal Responsibility Act, 2007, which stipulates that, “Aggregate Expenditure and the Aggregate amount appropriated by the National Assembly for each financial year shall not be more than the estimated aggregate revenue plus a deficit, not exceeding three per cent of the estimated Gross Domestic Product or any sustainable percentage as may be determined by the national Assembly for each financial year.”
Atiku noted, however, that Buhari’s proposal to the National Assembly showed that the federal government had proposed N5.21 trillion budget deficit, which he said was more than 3.5% of the country’s 2019 GDP.
The former vice president, in a statement posted on his Facebook page, said the errors he spotted showed “glaring lack of rigour in the formulation of the budget.”
He, therefore, called on the Buhari administration to recall the proposed budget and make amends.
Atiku wrote, “Looking at the 2021 Budget Proposal placed before the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, October 8, 2020, a number of issues, very grave and perhaps disturbing issues arise.
“I could bring up several of them, but for the sake of its direness and consequence to our economy, permit me to address one very important issue.
“The budget deficit in the proposal is ₦5.21 trillion. This amount is just over 3.5% of Nigeria’s 2019 GDP. This is contrary to the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2007, which provides in Part II, Section 12, subsection 1 that: “Aggregate Expenditure and the Aggregate amount appropriated by the National Assembly for each financial year shall not be more than the estimated aggregate revenue plus a deficit, not exceeding three per cent of the estimated Gross Domestic Product or any sustainable percentage as may be determined by the national Assembly for each financial year.”
“Nigeria had a GDP of approximately $447 billion in 2019. Three percent (3%) of this amount is $13. 3 billion, which at the current official exchange rate of ₦379 to $1, gives you a figure of ₦5.07 trillion.
“So clearly, the budget deficit of ₦5.21 trillion, as announced by President Muhammadu, is above 3% of our GDP and is therefore in contravention of the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2007.
“Even more disturbing is the fact that our GDP has fallen sharply from its 2019 figures, and has been projected by the World Bank and other multilateral institutions at somewhere between $400 billion and $350 billion. Meaning that in actual sense, the ₦5.21 trillion budget deficit is actually far above the 3% threshold stipulated by the FRA.
“That this escaped the notice of the Buhari administration shows a glaring lack of rigour in the formulation of the Budget. A very disturbing development.
“Furthermore, this deficit shows the precarious state of our national finances, which have since been overburdened by excessive borrowing on the part of the Buhari administration.
“It has not escaped my attention that the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2007 makes provision for the National Assembly to raise the threshold of the budget deficit from 3% to a higher figure. However, if this is done, they will be serving this administration’s interests, not Nigeria’s, because the Act says that such a threshold must be sustainable. Is it sustainable when our budget makes almost as much provision for debt servicing, as it does for capital expenditure?
“As such, I call on the President, to recall this budget, and recalibrate it to reflect the provisions of the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2007, and the current economic realities of the nation. To do otherwise will not only be unpatriotic, it will also be catastrophic for our nation’s economy.”
The Upper Area Court in Kubwa, Abuja has fixed October 8 for adoption of final written addresses in a suit involving a dispute between Atiku Abubakar, a son of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, and his former wife, Maryam Sheriff, over the custody of their children.
Sheriff, the claimant who instituted the suit, seeks an order granting her custody of their three sons, a request opposed by Atiku.
The judge, Bashir Dansule, picked the date for adoption of final address by the parties after Atiku’s lawyer, Abdullahi Hassan, presented his last defence witness on Wednesday
The defence witness, Lawra Kamchi, 42, testified in Hausa language which was translated to English by a court interpreter.
After Kamchi finished testifying, Hassan applied to close the case of the defence.
In response, the claimant’s lawyer, Nasir Saidu, said he would not call a witness.
He urged the court to allow him to argue on points of law on the basis of the evidence and testimonies of the defendant’s witnesses.
But Hassan objected, arguing that, procedurally, he as the defence counsel, ought to be the first to address the court.
He urged the court to adjourn the case to enable parties to file their final written addresses and return to court for adoption.
The judge then adjourned the case till October 8 for adoption of final written addresses by the parties’ lawyers. Punch
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has posed a question to the Federal government on the reported deregulation of the petroleum sector.
The Federal government hinged the decision for the recent increase in fuel pump prices to the deregulation of the petroleum sector and suspension of subsidies on petroleum products.
In a tweet posted this morning, Atiku asked why the price of petrol isn’t dropping since the government has embarked on deregulation. According to him, fuel prices in US and Europe are far lower than they were in 2019.
”I am a businessman. I look at things from an economic perspective. Questions beg answers. The price of crude is down from where it was in 2019. In the US and Europe, fuel prices are far lower than they were in 2019. If we truly deregulated, shouldn’t fuel price have dropped?” he tweeted