Former Acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Pastor Power Aginighan, has described as unholy, the impeachment threat against President Goodluck Jonathan by the House of Representatives over the implementation of the 2012 budget.
Aginighan, in a statement, said the impeachment threat underscored the need for capacity building for legislators in the country.
He said: “The Nigerian press had been awash with unrefuted reports of a motion moved in the House of Representatives, threatening impeachment proceedings against Mr. President if the 2012 Appropriation Act was not implemented up to 100 per cent by September 2012 when the House resumes from recess.
“Ordinarily, a motion in any of the chambers of the National Assembly demanding proper implementation of the national budget by the executive is in the best interest of Nigerians and should be applauded.
“However, a motion threatening impeachment against the President for not achieving 100 per cent implementation of the budget by September raises fundamental questions on the quality of representation offered Nigerians. It also underscores the need for capacity building for legislators in our country.
“It is common knowledge that Nigeria’s budget is based on revenue, which is generated mainly from daily earnings from 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 percent.”