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#OpenNASS: NASS publishes some details of its N139bn 2018 budget, but still falls short



The National Assembly on Friday released some details of its 2018 budget.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, during a dialogue session with BudgIT on appropriation process and constituency projects, had promised to publish details of the budget, vowing that #OpenNASS is now a permanent policy.

According to NASS, publishing details of the 2018 budget is in accordance with the commitment of the leadership of the 8th @NASSNigeria to accountability and transparency.

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The released budgets shows that out of the N139 billion earmarked for the legislature, N35 billion was the total for the senate, while the house of representatives had N57 billion.

Legislative aides got N10 billion, the national assembly office and commission got N15 billion and N2 billion respectively.

The national assembly legislative institute got N4 billion while N1.1 billion was appropriated for service wide vote of the legislature.

The public accounts committee (PAC) of the senate and the house got N118 million and N142 million respectively. N12.3 billion was earmarked for “general services.”

A breakdown of exact allowances of legislators, the real subject of controversy, was however not published.

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