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“Lagos-Calabar Rail Project Was Not In 2016 Budget”- Abdulmumin Jibrin

The proposed Lagos- Calabar rail project has been at the heart of public discourse in the last two days. Several Nigerian newspapers alleged that Nigeria’s National Assembly did not approve the Lagos Calabar rail project proposed by the Executive arm of government.

In a curious twist, the Chairman of the House of Representatives committee on appropriation has disproved the claims and stated categorically that the Executive made no provision for the rail line in the 2016 appropriation bill.

Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin put the blame on the Executive arm in a series of tweets

The Buhari administration has had considerable challenges with the 2016 appropriation bill and has now claimed it still needs to amend it.

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