May 09, 2017

AT LAST! National Assembly to open its budget after years of secrecy

The leadership of Nigeria’s National Assembly have finally agreed to make the 2017 budget of the legislature open to the public, ending eight years of secrecy.

The decision was reached at the meeting of leadership of the Senate and the House of Reps, which commenced late Monday and ended moments after midnight, at the Maitama, Abuja, residence of Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Following that resolution, the proposed 2017 budget of the National Assembly is to be laid in both Houses today (Tuesday) when the lawmakers reconvene for business.

“It is now certain,” one source told PT, “the budget of the National Assembly will be laid this morning, the leaders of the National Assembly, Senate and the House of Representatives have decided. The Speaker was also here.”

The source did not disclose the total sum of the budget, which stood at N115 billion in 2016.

We hope it will be completely open, and not just to give Nigerians sub-heads.

11 comments:

Austine Gabriel said...

Good one we are waiting patiently

Nasiru Adoke said...

about damn time..totally open we need

Rosemary Ezeji said...

Noted

okorochas justin said...

Ok o...

I. C Bruno said...

I hear

Onifade Joseph said...

Welcome development, they have played us long enough
#Believe

Oladimeji S. said...

They should open it and let all Nigerian see what they are spending.

inumidun said...

Issorite..

abdulrasaq abdulrafii said...

Issokay

Queen Abiodun Ogunnika said...

Better

Ay360 said...

Good

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