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Saraki welcomes Senate progress on 2016 budget

27 January 2016, 21:36

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 debate.

Also read: Saraki emerges new Senate President

“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


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