Abuja - The Senate has resolved to make progress
regarding the 2016 Appropriation Bill, which is at the centre of
controversy after it emerged legislators had distorted parts of it.
The bill, a legal term for the 2016 Budget, has been
discussed during an executive session that lasted over one hour on Thursday.
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, disclosed the
“At the close door session, the Senate deliberated on the
2016 Appropriation Bill and the way forward. We agree to make progess in the
interest of Nigerians,” said Ekweremadu.
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Parliament recently passed the bill but President Muhammadu
Buhari has not signed it into law.
The Presidency has accused the lawmakers of tampering with
the bill and removing some projects.
Meanwhile, the 12-member Reconciliation Committee Senate has
established to reconcile all aggrieved legislators commenced sitting on
Members of the committee include Godswill Akpabio and James
(South-South) Sani Yerima, Suleiman Hunkuyi (North - West),
Bukar Abba Ibrahim , Joshua Lidani(North-east), Sam Egwu, Hope Uzodinma (South
East), Barnabas Gemade, Abdullahi Adamu(North-Central) and Monsurat Sumonu,
Gbenga Ashafa (South West).
The committee aims to mend cracks within the Senate’s ranks.
- CAJ News