Lawmakers Begin Public Hearing On 2018 Budget Today
Nigeria’s lawmakers at both the upper and lower houses will today (Tuesday, March 27th) and tomorrow (Wednesday, March 28th) hold a public hearing on the 2018 budget.
This comes more than three months after President Muhammad Buhari presented the 2018 budget before the lawmakers.
The hearing is jointly organised by the Senate and House of Representatives’ Committees on Appropriations, and the hearing will take place at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja.
The Federal Government’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs stakeholders and members of the public have been invited.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had laid the Appropriation Bill before the National Assembly specifically on November 7, 2017.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara had announced last week that the National Assembly had scheduled the budget for passage on April 24, 2018.
Standing committees at the Senate had on Thursday, begun the submission of their reports on the MDAs to the Committee on Appropriations.
Submission of the reports will end on Thursday, according to the announcement made by President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, at the plenary last Wednesday.
The Committee on Appropriations, which is collating the reports by the sub-committees, had met on the 2018 budget last Thursday.
It was learnt that the committee discussed arrangements on the harmonisation of the reports for onward presentation and passage by the chamber.
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