Nothing is more symptomatic of the malaise in Nigeria than the fact that we are discussing the passing of the 2017 Federal Government budget half almost way through the year.
Its a national embarrassment.
One has to be suspicious. Why the sudden announcements of its impending passing?
Given the previous battles over stuffing the budget, is it not now suspicious that the budget might be pushed through when Mr. President appears indisposed and isolated?
Was Mr. President not the largest dissenter in previous budget battles and tried to prevent nefarious projects having budget allocated.
As ever, there is no evidence. But in the shadowy world of politics, it looks bad.