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Nigerian Senate on Tuesday received the report of the Joint Committee on Appropriation and Finance and ready to pass the 2017 Appropriation Bill into law on Thursday.

The Senate President Bukola Saraki, commended the committee for a job well done.

He said the senate would ensure the passage of the bill on Thursday.

Saraki commended the committee for laying the report with details, saying it would help speed up the passage of the bill.

“On behalf of our colleagues let me congratulate the committee.

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“This is history been made, because this is the first time report of the Appropriation Bill will be laid with details.

“Because of that, by tomorrow (Wednesday) you will get hard copies of the report, but the soft copy will be ready today.

“We will distribute them and ensure we pass the bill on Thursday,’’ he said.

President Muhammadu Buhari had presented a budget proposal of N7.30 trillion for the 2017 fiscal year before a Joint Session of the National Assembly on Dec. 14, 2016.

The proposal also put the aggregated revenue available to fund the budget at N4.94 tn, which is 28 per cent higher than that of 2016.

- NAN
 

Dimaria

New Member
Nigeria has to learn how to do things the right way. How can one go to farm without his tools. And would expect to finish the piece of land. Imagine, 2017 budget to be passed at the middle of the year it was meant. this is almost June.
 

Dimaria

New Member
By implication, the over 7 trillion will be used for 6 monts. What happens to the remnant money? diverted to private purses?
 

Dimaria

New Member
The president should be blamed for this. How can he send the budget so late as 14dec. 2016. when did he expect the senate to study it and correct? by now the 2018 should be sent to the house for early study. Any way we thank God this one did not lost.
 
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