Budget Conflict: Buhari fires Director-General


The embarrassing errors in the 2016 Budget appeared to have claimed a first casualty on Monday as President Muhammadu Buhari sacked the Director-General (Budget), Mr. Yahaya Gusau.

The President also approved the appointment of Mr. Tijjani Abdullahi to replace Gusau, who was appointed in August last year.

These were contained in a statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, on Monday.

Although no reason was given for the development, observers believed that Gasau was fired because of the various discrepancies that had been identified in the 2016 budget proposals currently before the National Assembly.