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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Buhari's 2016 Budget Not Missing, Here Are The Updates

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The National Assembly has debunked speculations that the 2016 budget was missing, and assured that the Senate and the House of Reprs are in the process of making copies of the national spending Bill available for the 109 senators and 360 members of the House.

Describing the speculations of a missing budget as laughable, the chairman Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, Senator Abdullahi Sabi, said the contents of the 2016 budget were carefully drafted to enhance and drive the change agenda of the present administration.
The Senate spokesman said, “There is no such thing; it is laughable for anybody to insinuate that the 2016 budget is missing; it is the figment of the imagination of those carrying such rumour."

He added that the senators were eager to pass the budget so that implementation would commence immediately so as to deliver the dividends of democracy to the electorate.

He told Leadership that, “We, as a Senate, are presently concentrating on making copies of the budget available to every senator. We are getting ready to commence deliberations on the budget and we are enthusiastic and looking forward to a quick passage so that the president would commence implementation in such a way that the electorate would begin to reap the dividends and benefits of democracy.

“So it is not true that the budget is missing; it is a rumour. We deal with facts here and the fact is that no budget is missing.”

President Muhammadu Buhari had submitted the 2016 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly on 22nd December, 2015.

Shortly after the presentation, the National Assembly proceeded on a three-week end of the year break.

Leadership had reported that this week would be used to make copies of the Budget available to lawmakers and deliberations on the document would kick-start next Tuesday.
There were speculations that the 2016 budget was missing within the National Assembly, but it's false.

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