The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, has urged Nigerians not to blame President Muhammadu Buhari for the problems in the 2016 budget.
According to him, civil servants should be held liable for the crises.
“I’m going to absolve the President, but I’m not going to absolve the people that put it in. Why I absolved the President, I will tell you,” Gbajabiamila said while receiving leaders of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in his office in Abuja at the weekend.
“The job was done by civil servants, it has always been done by them (civil servants).
“The President does not sit in a ministry, he doesn’t know what’s going on there or what they need or do not need.
“The argument will be that the buck stops at his desk and he must take responsibility, I agree with that. But the point is that he delegated responsibilities. Under the constitution he has the right to delegate his work to ministers. And he delegated the issue of budget and planning to the minister of Budget and Planning,” Gbajabiamila said.