NDDC Ex-Boss Condemns Impeachment Threat against Jonathan
Sat, 25/08/2012 ? 3:41am | OSBY ISIBOR News Politics

Former acting Managing Director/Chief Executive Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Pastor P. Z. Aginighan, has condemned the recent threat by the House of Representatives to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan over budget implementation, describing it as ?unholy.?

Aginighan, who stated this at a public function in Warri, Delta State said ordinarily a motion in any of the chambers of the National Assembly demanding proper implementation of the National Budget by the Executive would be in the best interest of Nigerians and should be applauded.

In a statement by the former NDDC boss made available to LEADERSHIP WEEKEND, he said a motion threatening impeachment against the president for not achieving full implementation of the budget by September ?raises fundamental questions on the quality of representation offered Nigerians by members of the House.?

The immediate past executive director, finance and administration of the NDDC also underscored the need for capacity building for legislators in Nigeria.

Aginighan wrote: ?It is common knowledge that Nigeria?s budget is based on revenue, which is generated mainly from daily earnings of crude oil for 12 months from January to December. As at September, revenues for three months of the year, October, November and December would not have been earned. At best revenue performance would have been 75%. How can any President achieve 100% budget implementation in September? There is nowhere in this world that such a feat can be achieved.?

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