Friday, 6 May 2016

NASS presents new amended 2016 budget to Presidency


The amended version of the 2016 budget was handed over to the Presidency through the Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters Senate, Senator, Ita Enang yesterday.


The Deputy Chairman of House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Jonathan Gaza, while briefing journalists at the assembly complex said:

“A committee was set up, which was in the papers and was headed by the deputy speaker. Members from the Senate as well as the executive arm looked at the budget and I believe the resolutions have been transmitted or rather the resolutions have been submitted to the President. “I am quite optimistic and I enjoin all other Nigerians, including yourselves, to be as optimistic as me that in the very near future, this budget will be signed into law.”

When asked if the budget submitted was an amendment he said:

“Well, I honestly believe that we have to be quite careful with our choice of words. “Over time, there have been differences and both arms of government had sat down to look at what those issues are. Most importantly, what we want is to see our country and our economy moving forward.”

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