Economy & Finance, Government Policies & Politics

National Assembly Set To Pass 2016 Budget, Announce New Date


The National Assembly in Nigeria is set to pass the nation’s on Thursday, March 17, a lawmaker said on Wednesday.

While giving an update on the budget, the Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Honourable Abdulmumin Jibrin, said the had put in much effort to ensure that the budget would be ready before the new date.

On February 15, the said it was working towards passing the in the second week of March.

Honourable Jibrin gave the proposed period at a budget defense session in the National Assembly.

Also giving an update on the budget before the , the Chairman of the Committee on Appropriation, Mohammed Goje, told reporters that the National Assembly would still meet with the Executive to finalise the process before the budget would be passed.

For weeks now, the National Assembly has been meeting with Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, working on the 2016 budget estimates.

Their interaction revealed a lot of concerns in the budget submitted to the National Assembly in December 2015 and made impossible an earlier plan by the  to have the budget passed by February 25.

But will one day be enough for the lawmakers to consider the details of the budget and pass it? Honourable Jibrin believes the time is enough.

The new date for the passage of the budget is just two weeks away and Nigerians will hope that this is one date the legislature will keep.





Source: Channelstv

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