By Tony Nwanne
A senator, Dino Melaye from Kogi West on Wednesday descried the 2019 Medium Term Expenditure Framework presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to the house as ‘a lie and not truthful.’
President Buhari had in October forwarded to the Senate the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper, MTEF & FSP for discussions and subsequent approval.
The legislator asked the senate to reject the proposal and return it to the executive.
“This document is a lie. It is not truthful, and it is not transparent,” he noted.
But in a twist on Wednesday plenary, the senate described the “290 Naira per dollar proposal as unrealistic”.
Recall that the Senate had earlier dismissed the 2017-2019 Medium Term Expenditure Framework & Fiscal Sustainability Paper sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari, describing the documents as “empty” and not worth considering.