The 2017 budget of N7.441 trillion has finally been passed by the House of Representatives yesterday, 11th MAY.
The lawmakers, who commenced the consideration of the report of
the appropriation committee at 12:15.pm, passed the budget at
Our correspondent reports that the budget figure was jerked by
N143 billion from the N7.298trn proposed by President
Muhammadu Buhari to N7.441trn.
It was observed that against the initial proposal of N115bn for the
National Assembly budget, the lawmakers jerked their budget to
N125bn, making an increase of N10bn.
It was further observed that there was no objection to the budget
from any lawmaker, except when some lawmakers shouted in
protest for the N51bn allocated to the office of the Secretary to the
Government of the Federation (SGF).
The Senate is still considering the budget document.