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BUDGET defences are replete with comic relief. It is the time of year when legislators play god? What do they do for the rest of the year? Those who invented budget defences had in mind robust sessions, devoid of sensationalism, where executives explain how they will spend money awarded them from the public purse.
The same legislators, who put up sanctimonious airs during budget defences, are maintained at public expense to keep an eye on the executive. It is called oversight function. Billions of Naira is appropriated annually to ensure legislators travel round the country ensuring budgets are implemented the way the votes were appropriated.
Why then was the Senate …