Following the recent crisis that erupted regarding the 2016 budget padding, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security operatives to fish out those involved in the doctoring of the document for punishment.
It was learnt that in line with Buhari’s directives, plain cloth detectives had since swooped on the Department of Budget and some ministries, departments and agencies in a bid to uncover those involved in the carnage.
Speaking with Vanguard, a source from one of the affected ministries said the detectives were seen examining documents for two days running.
The source said, “For two days, the detectives have been working in the Budget Department but we do not really know what exactly they picked out”,
“But the detectives did not molest any of the staff of the ministry. They went straight to look at the records and began to input data into their own computers”.
The source said the detectives were seen comparing the initial documents used for the 2016 Budget to the padded budget documents.
It would be recalled that only recently, the 2016 budget proposal the President presented to the joint National Assembly in December 2015 was discovered to have been doctored with some of the figures inflated as against the original figure presented.