National Assembly Fixes Date For Passage of 2016 Budget

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By Olusegun Lawrence                   The National Assembly has said that the 2016 Appropriation Bill of N6.08 trillion will be passed on March 17, 2016.
Mr. Abdulmumuni Jibrin, who chairs the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, disclosed this to newsmen on Wednesday.
He said the Appropriation Committees of both the Senate and House had received reports of budget defence of Ministries, Departments and Agencies from the various standing committees.
According to Jubrin, the Committees of both Chambers will meet with the Ministers of Finance and Budget and National Planning, Central Bank Governor, the Accountant General of the Federation and Director General of Budget Office for final clarifications and harmonization of positions.
“We can confirm to you that all things being equal we should be able to lay our report of 2016 Appropriation Bill before the House and the Senate before the 16th of March 2016.
“And of course the consideration should be done on 17th of March 2017. So it is safe for us to conclude that the 2016 Appropriation Bill will be passed on the 17th of March 2016,” he announced.

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