Abuja - The Senate has approved the sum of
N299,5 billion as the 2015 Budget of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The approval was given after the Senate considered the
report of its committee on NDDC, presented by Senator James Manager.
In his presentation of the committee report, Manager told
the lawmakers that the committee consider the proposal of the commission
and noted that the non-project was about N28,4 billion representing
about 9,5 percent of the total budget against that of 2014 which was
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The lawmaker said the committee finds it necessary to
separate the capital budget meant for use internally by the commission
from the capital budget meant for project development.
In his contribution, Senator Gorge Sekibo commended the
current board members of the commission.
He noted that the commission doesn¹t normally get all the
funds that are allocated to them, adding that about N750 million that
was approved in previous budget has not been released.
The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided
over the sitting, commended the lawmakers for approving the budget.
He urged members of Senate Committee on NDDC to ensure full implementation of the budget for the benefit of the people
from the area.
- CAJ News