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Budget: Senators, Reps Get Polarised Over Details

Posted: Apr 3, 2016 at 4:33 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Like President Muhammadu Buhari, many members of the National Assembly, including some principal officers, are demanding from the leadership of the national legislature, details of the 2016 budget just approved.

President Buhari is insisting on seeing   the details approved by the National Assembly before appending his signature to the budget.

However, it emerged yesterday that the budget details are known only to a few members of the Appropriation Committees of both chambers.

This has not gone down well with other National Assembly members who are shocked that some legislators are more favoured than others in the affairs of the legislature.

Independent gathered that many principal officers are angry with Senate President Bukola Saraki and House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara for not calling the chairmen of the Appropriation committees, Alhaji  Danjuma Goje (Senate) and Jibrin Abdulmumin (Reps) to order.

Senate Leader Mohammed Ali Ndume denied last night that there was any division among National Assembly members on the issue.

After a delay of about three months, the National Assembly on March 23 passed the 2016 budget of N6.06trillion, down from the N6.077billion proposed by the executive.