Abuja - The Minister of Budget and National
Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, has commended the National Assembly for passing the
The budget President Muhammadu Buhari announced in December
was passed on Wednesday.
Udoma was particularly pleased that the Legislature kept the
budget within the amount proposed by the Executive, especially as the fiscal
deficit was not increased.
Also read: 2016 Budget to get passed through National Assembly today
“I wish to commend the National Assembly for passing the
2016 budget today. I am particularly pleased that they have kept the budget
within the amount the Executive proposed and the fiscal deficit has not been
increased,” the Minister said.
On Tuesday, the report on the harmonized budget was laid
before the Senate by both chambers of the Assembly and the Appropriation Bill
has been eventually passed into law.
The total budget figure stands at a record N6,07 trillion.
- CAJ News