Senator Ben Murray-Bruce (PDP-Bayelsa East) has described the 2018 Appropriation Bill as dishonest, scandalous and shameful.
In a post on his Twitter account, the media mogul stated that the budget makes him embarrassed for President Muhammadu Buhari.
Murray-Bruce wrote: “The 2018 budget is so dishonest, so scandalous, so shameful that I am embarrassed for President Buhari.
“If I were President, I will make a broadcast asking concerned Nigerians to gather at National Stadium to line up to give everyone involved in that budget one stroke of the cane.”
The Director General Budget Office, Ben Akabueze, had explained why it earmarked N4.9billion for annual electrical maintenance in the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock
He said: “The Villa is quite an expansive edifice with several residences and support services, so as significant as N4.9 billion sounds, it is not too much to keep those facilities in top shape that they have been kept. Anyone who has been to the villa will appreciate that it is one of the best maintained edifice in the country.”