Budget Office Denies There Are Any Discrepancies In 2019 Budget Proposals
On Wednesday, January 23rd, the House of Representatives during its second reading of the 2019 Appropriation Bills said it detected some miscalculations in the budget.
The House, therefore, directed ministries of finance and budget to reconcile the figures latest by Thursday, January 24th.
But reacting to the development, the Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze, on Thursday, insisted that there are no discrepancies in the 2019 budget proposal which is currently before the National Assembly.
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He said in a statement personally signed by him that officials of the Budget Office of the Federation had met with the Secretariat of the House Appropriations Committee to review the claims by members of the House of Representatives that the budget had discrepancies.
“Our attention has been drawn to the allegation by a member of the House of Representatives during its debate on the 2019 Budget Proposals yesterday concerning errors and/or discrepancies in the 2019 Appropriations Bill.
“Earlier today, officials of the Budget Office of the Federation met with the Secretariat of the House Appropriations Committee to review the honourable member’s observations.
“The outcome of the review is that there are no errors/discrepancies as alleged by the honourable member,” the statement read in part.''
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