Maj. Gen. Ishola Williams (rtd)
Williams said in an interview that the act was “totally embarrassing” just as the President had noted.He said, ‘‘The President should inaugurate a panel of inquiry into how it was done, those involved and how to curtail such in future. It is not enough for him to punish those involved in the act. It is a national embarrassment not only to the President but also to the nation. Advertisement According to him, the act is even more embarrassing as it is the first budget of the Buhari administration.“Some of the civil servants always go behind the door to lobby the lawmakers; and they will share such money later. It is not just happening and that is why the President must deal with it firmly. It is a shame that in 50 years, this act of corruption is found in the country’s financial document,’’ he added.A former Chairman of the Nigerian chapter of Transparency International, Maj. Gen. Ishola Williams (retd), on Thursday, said apart from President Muhammadu Buhari punishing those involved in the padding of the 2016 budget, a panel of inquiry should be inaugurated to check a recurrence.