Abuja - Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has hailed
the passing of the second reading of the 2016 Budget.
The Budget of N6,07 trillion was passed after three days of
debate at the Senate.
Saraki said the passing of the budget marked “a major
departure from the past.”
“It is a great foundation for the future,” he said in Abuja
after the reading on Wednesday.
He urged the Senate relevant Committees to look into the
area of equitable distribution of projects raised by some senators during the
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“The President (Muhammadu Buhari) has played his role and it
is time for us to do our work,” Saraki said.
He thus tasked the lawmakers to scrutinise the budget to
make sure it was implementable.
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator
Danjuma Goje, said the committee would be sending letters to other committees
which would serve as sub-committees.
“The sub-committees will invite various government
ministries and agencies of government to defend their budget,” Goje.
They are scheduled to submit and they will submit their report
to the Committee on Appropriation on February 18.
- CAJ News