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‘NASS To Pass 2016 Appropriation Bill On March 17’

Posted: Mar 3, 2016 at 5:29 am   /   by   /   comments (0)
The House of Representatives has said that the National Assembly would on March 17, pass the 2016 Appropriation Bill.
Abdulmumini Jibrin, House Committee Chairman on Appropriation, told newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja that the Appropriation Committees of both the chambers of the National Assembly had received the reports of budget defences of ministries, departments, and agencies from all the standing committees.
He said that the Senate and the House of Representatives would harmonise the positions after going through their checklists to ensure that all the reports were in line with the guidelines provided by both the arms.
Jubril said that hopefully the N6.08 trillion the report of 2016 Appropriation Bill before the House and the Senate before March 16, 2016 while the consideration should be done on March 17, 2016.
“So it is safe for us to conclude that the 2016 Appropriation Bill will be passed on March 17, 2016,’’ he said.
Jubril said that the committee would meet with the ministers of finance, budget and national planning, the Central Bank governor, the accountant-general of the federation and the director-general of the budget office to start the process of ironing out whatever grey areas that are still left behind.