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‘The world is watching,’ Buhari tells lawmakers booing him at budget presentation



President Muhammadu Buhari, in a move to calm aggrieved lawmakers who were booing him during the presentation of 2019 budget proposal to a joint session of the National Assembly on Wednesday said ”the world is watching.”

The lawmakers during the budget presentation repeatedly interrupted President Buhari’s speech with chants and boos.

As the President mentioned achievements of his administration, the aggrieved lawmakers responded with chants of Liess! Nooo! Barawo! Grasscuter!

In response to continued boos, President Buhari said, “May I remind members of the National Assembly that the world is watching us. We are supposed to be above this.”

The President’s response and composure was met with applaud by other lawmakers.

Read excerpts from presentation below…

President Buhari: We have weathered the storms and made progress on every front.

Aggrieved Lawmakers: “Nooooo!

President Buhari: The Economy has recovered from recession.

Aggrieved Lawmakers: Noooo! Liess!

President Buhari: We have done more work with less resources in agriculture, infrastructure and social investment.

Aggrieved Lawmakers: Liesss!

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