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Senate endorses NDDC 2015 budget

14 May 2015, 18:01

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 8,43 percent.

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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


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