NASS to Forward 2016 Budget Details to President Buhari in a Week



The National Assembly will need another week to work out the details of the 2016 budget, Reuters reports.

Abdulmuminu Jibrin, chairman of the House of Representatives’ budget committee, said lawmakers needed more time to make sure the draft this time contained no mistakes.

“In view of the inconsistencies, errors, omissions … that characterized the 2016 budget, it would be unpatriotic of the National Assembly to forward the budget details without being extra-careful, meticulous and cautious,” he told reporters.

“In any case, the budget details are usually sent within a week or two (to the president) after passing the budget,” he said.

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