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Why 2016 budget is delayed –Saraki  



Why 2016 budget is delayed –Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki says that the National Assembly has not passed the 2016 budget because it wants to do a thorough job of it to make sure that it is implementable and realistic.

According to him, since it was not sent to the legislature for the sake of it, they have to ensure it passes proper scrutiny.

Bukola who stated this in a series of tweets on Tuesday, also said that “today the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Senator Danjuma Goje, laid the report of the 2016 Appropriations Bill on the floor of the Senate.

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He also revealed that “Additionally, the Senate received the report of the Conference Committee on the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP).

“Finally, in accordance with Section 85(2) and (5) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic, the Senate received the Annual Report of the Auditor-General of the Federation on the Accounts of the Federation of Nigeria for the year ended 31st December, 2014.

“With this, the Senate intends to concentrate on the budget and to pass it before the end of the week”, he said.


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