A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and former Senator, Adamu Garba Talba, said that the national budget under the Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s regime, if elected, would be between N50 and N100 trillion.
Garba made this claim via his verified Twitter handle on Wednesday, saying, while the current national budget may seem big, it would be small compared to what could be obtainable under the presidency of Tinubu.
On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed the 2023 appropriation bill, increasing the N20.51 trillion budget estimates presented by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (Ret’d.) to N21.82 trillion.
Garba wrote, “The National Assembly passed the N21.8Trn budget today. It may look big, but under the Tinubu/Shettima ticket, this can be small. You know why? Because their manifesto offers to localize our budget purely with Naira, not pegged against the dollar.
“We could have a N50-100trn budget for Nigeria.”