Details Of 2016 Budget Will Be Released In Two Weeks- NASS

The National Assembley said that the details of the 2016 budget would be made ready for Nigerians in the next two weeks.
The chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin made this revelation on Wednesday in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Jibrin said “at the moment, we are working on the details of the budget. We’ll take a week or two to work on the details.

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“We are doing the final harmonization. We are looking at the various reports of the committees,” he added.

He furthered that the Senate and the House Committees on Appropriation were working to ensure the details of the budget will be ready in the next two weeks.

While reactions have trailed the delay in the details of the budget, Mr Jibrin, maintained that there is nothing abnormal about the delay in the details as it was done in the past.

Details of Budget to be made known in two weeks
Details of Budget to be made known in two weeks

“We had instances where Obasanjo signed the budget without the details. Yar’Adua came and he preferred to see the details. So, if President Muhammadu Buhari prefers to see the details before assenting to the bill, I don’t think we should make a big deal out of it. It’s absolutely normal.” He said.

Reacting to the fact that the 2015 budget would elapse this week, Jibrin said constitutionally, the President had the powers to authorize the spending of certain amounts of money out of the yet-to-be-assented 2016 budget.

“This is the most difficult budget we have ever dealt with. The MTEF and the budget came late. With all the challenges we had, I doubt if the executive would be throwing stones at the National Assembly.

“Even while we were dealing with all such realities, multiple budget details came up and we were able to manage the situation in a very friendly manner with the executive,” Jibrin said.

The National Assembley said that the details of the 2016 budget would be made ready for Nigerians in the next two weeks.
The chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin made this revelation on Wednesday in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Jibrin said “at the moment, we are working on the details of the budget. We’ll take a week or two to work on the details. We are doing the final harmonization. We are looking at the various reports of the committees,” he said.

He furthered that the Senate and the House Committees on Appropriation were working to ensure the details of the budget will be ready in the next two weeks.

While reactions have trailed the delay in the details of the budget, Mr Jibrin, maintained that there is nothing abnormal about the delay in the details as it was done in the past.

“We had instances where Obasanjo signed the budget without the details. Yar’Adua came and he preferred to see the details. So, if President Muhammadu Buhari prefers to see the details before assenting to the bill, I don’t think we should make a big deal out of it. It’s absolutely normal.” He said.

Reacting to the fact that the 2015 budget would elapse this week, Jibrin said constitutionally, the President had the powers to authorize the spending of certain amounts of money out of the yet-to-be-assented 2016 budget.

“This is the most difficult budget we have ever dealt with. The MTEF and the budget came late. With all the challenges we had, I doubt if the executive would be throwing stones at the National Assembly.

“Even while we were dealing with all such realities, multiple budget details came up and we were able to manage the situation in a very friendly manner with the executive,” Jibrin said.

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