It was a day of drama as President Muhammadu Buhari was both cheered and booed on national television as he presented the 2019 budget proposal before the national assembly.
While some cheered Buhari as he presented, some chose to boo the president while hurling words at him, shouting, ‘Lies, propaganda’.
Buhari had to caution the lawmakers to comport themselves as they are on television and being watched across the world.
One of them called Buhari, ‘grass cutter’ in reference to the scandal which the last Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, was enmeshed.
When the President was stating the achievements of his administration in the area of fighting corruption, some lawmakers shouted him down, saying, ‘propaganda, which corruption are you fighting’? ‘Grass cutter’
Buhari had also claimed that every state was being touched by the Federal Government in the area of road construction.
Buhari was able to complete his presentation but the Speaker of the House of Rep, Yakubu Dogara was not so lucky as he wasn’t allowed to give the vote of thanks with opposing lawmakers screaming each other down