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House Of Reps Finally Pass 2017 Budget

The House of Representatives today passed the 2017 budget of N7.441 trillion.

The lawmakers, who commenced the consideration of the report of the appropriation committee at 12:15.pm, passed the budget at exactly 1.pm.

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.

 

Daily Trust

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