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Saraki fails to release N/Assembly budget details

20 July 2016, 20:01

Abuja - Senate President Bukola Saraki has failed to make public the budget breakdown of the National Assembly despite several promises to do so over the past few months, Daily Trust reports.

Saraki was said to have made such promises on at least four occasions since President Muhammadu Buhari signed the budget in March.

The National Assembly budget breakdown was in the public domain until 2010 when the legislators became secretive about it by making it a single line item.

Due to public criticisms and sustained campaign by rights groups calling for transparency in the finances of the federal lawmaking body, Saraki on several occasions pledged to make the breakdown of the legislators’ budget available for public scrutiny.

Not long ago, the executive and legislative arms of government were enmeshed in controversy over the details of the 2016 budget.

- News 24


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