A human rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has advised the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo not to sign the 2017 budget because it was illegally increased by the National Assembly.
He also said that President Muhammadu Buhari is not competent to sign the appropriation bill into law because he is on vacation.
“Instead of dissipating energy over the competence of an appropriation bill signed into law by the Acting President, Nigerians should subject the 2017 budget to scrutiny.
“We are therefore calling on the Acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who is a professor of law not to endorse and sign the illegal appropriation bill of 2017 into law.”
Falana also explained that the National Assembly has no constitutional powers to increase the budget presented by Buhari.
He said the legislators erred constitutionally by increasing their share of the budget.