Senate President, Bukola Saraki has denied media reports in which he allegedly linked former President Olusegun Obasanjo with the mistakes of the past.
He described the report of his statement by some sections of the media at the presentation of the newly remodelled and refurbished Senate Press Centre as mere mischief, misrepresentation and undue sensationalism.
Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, stated that during the presentation of the press centre, he was asked only two questions, both of which centered on the 2016 budget. One was on how realistic the budget proposal under consideration is, in view of dwindling oil price and the other on whether the details of the Senate Budget will be made open, particularly in view of the letter by President Obasanjo.
“The Senate President’s answer on the first question was that the success of the 2016 will depend less on oil price but more on the non-oil and independent revenue and that that is why the Senate will lay emphasis on the scrutiny of these areas as well as ensure that leakages are blocked so that the budget can be realised without any hitch.