2018 Budget To Be Passed April 24
Nigeria’s 2018 budget will finally leave the shelf on April 24 when the National Assembly will pass it into law.
This comes four months after it was presented to them by President Muhammad Buhari.
Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara said this during plenary on Wednesday.
He affirmed that the Nigerian Parliament - the Senate and the House of Representatives - have taken a decision to pass the 2018 budget on April 24.
Ahead of the set date, the joint Committees on Appropriations will lay the report on the budget in both chambers on April 19.
“The consideration and passage of the budget will be on April 24. The committees will submit their report on April 19. This will be a harmonised report,” Dogara announced.
The 8.612 trillion-naira budget has been gathering dust at the National Assembly since November 7, 2017.
Since then, the National Assembly and the Executive have engaged in a blame game over the delay.
On Tuesday, President Buhari mandated all the Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government to submit their budget estimates before relevant committees of the national assembly for consideration before Friday.
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