Of the over 97 Standing Committees of the House of Representatives 60 have since submitted their 2016 budget report, the Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation Abdulmunin Jibrin, has said.
In a statement obtained by Ripples Nigeria at the weekend and signed by Jibrin, he said the Committee on Appropriation had obtained the reports on the 2016 budget from standing committees of the House (sub-committees to the Committee on Appropriation) Friday, February 26.
In the statement which reads in part, he said: “All 60 substantive -committees presented their reports and recommendations, covering improvements, shortcomings and actions to be taken in their respective MDAs.”
Upbeat, Jibrin expressed appreciation for the cooperation of the committees and that they heeded the call to submit their reports within the deadline.
“This is for the overall interest of the nation and the commitment of the National Assembly to pass the 2016 budget at the latest by the second week of March.
“However, it is regrettable that some committees still did not meet the deadline and have not submitted any reports.
“Due to pressure of time because we have to tidy up the final report with the Senate, the Committee on Appropriation will have to take over the work of such committees by appropriating funds for the MDAS that they supervise.”
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