By Cedar Chris.
The former Governor of Benue State Gabriel Suswam says, the 2024 budget presented by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu cannot be implemented because it contains a decifit of N17trillion.
According to Suswam, “any leader with intellectual content would have figured out that the budget is not implementable.
Recall that President Tinubu presented N27.5trillion as proposed Budget for 2024 fiscal year to the members of the National Assembly.
Gabriel Susuam said this while addressing the emerging Political Leaders’ fellowship of 25 members in Abuja on Wednesday 29th of November, 2023.
Susuam explain that the budget is made so because people without required leadership skills are in power. he said this at the fellowship which is an initiative of Bridge which involves a comprehensive year-long non- partisan program designed to identify and prepare future Political leaders fostering their readiness for leadership role within the country.
Susuam who lamented that the quality of representation in Nigeria leadership is becoming poorer, instead of higher posited. He emphasised that the country’ leadership needs smoe intellectual content. if you don’t have it , there is nothing you can do about it he added.
“I was looking at the budget, out of the whole money on that budget, the deficit is N17TRILLION trillion. Because you have N9trillion of deficit, N8trillion of debt service, then you have N2.7trillion of tax expenditure that is a waiver.
“so the entire money of N27trillion is not implementable. we have that because we have people with no intellectual content in Leadership,” he said.