Senate Passes N6.07 Trillion Budget Into Law

Following Senator Danjuma Goje’s motion on Wednesday for the passage of 2016 Appropriation of N6.07trillion which was also seconded by Senator Andy Uba, the Senate, having been satisfied with sectoral explanations which shows that the country will benefit from the proposal, passed the budget into law.

According to Daily Post, Senator Goje ,admitted that the budget being the first to be presented by APC-led administration had some irregularities which he described as strange.

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He pointed those irregularities to be late presentation by the Executive, inconsistencies by Ministries, Departments and Agencies, inadequacy of revenue to simulate the economy as well as omission on personnel cost.



According to Goje:

Mr. President, Distinguished Colleagues, at this juncture, I want to recommend that subsequent budget should be brought in strict compliance with the procedure so that we will not see Ministers denying their own budget before Committee on Appropriations.

Seantor Saraki , commended the good work of the Committee on the budget in view of hiccups inherent in it.

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