BUDGET 2016 FOR PASSAGE MARCH 17

 BUDGET 2016 FOR PASSAGE MARCH 17

The National Assembly has said the 2016 Appropriation Bill will be passed into law on March 17.
The Chairmen, Senate and House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Senator Danjuma Goje and Hon. Jibrin Abdulmu, in a joint press briefing said that reports from both chambers would be laid on March 16. On the 17th, the reports will be considered and passed.
Senator Goje said the two chambers have interacted with the various Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs), adding that a lot of work has been put into the 2016 budget proposals.
Senator Jibrin said the reports from the various sub committees will align with the National Assembly guidelines.
He said after all consultation with the leadership of the House and Senate, we can confirm to you that all things being equal, we should be able to lay our report of the 2016 Appropriation bill before the House and the Senate on the 16th of March and the consideration, hopefully should be done on the 17th.
The Budget passage was previously postponed by the National Assembly because of various discrepancies in the appropriation document by the two chambers.

LTV

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