Barring any last minute changes, the Senate will on March 17th pass the 2016 budget into law. This was announced by the Senate Committee Chairman on Appropriation, Senator Danjuma Goje and his House of Representatives counterpart, Hon. Jibrin Abdulmumim at a joint press briefing yesterday March 2nd.
They said the National Assembly is on course to ensure that all the areas of controversies grey areas in the budget proposal is resolved.
“We are going to engage the executive, we are part of the same government. We may not be 100 percent right but the main thing is to ensure that we produce a budget that would translate to the betterment of the lives of Nigerian. We are working round the clock, even during the weekends to ensure that we complete the work” Goje said
On his part, Abdulmumim said the budget will be laid on the floor of the Senate and the House on March 16th and then passed into law
“After all consultation with the leadership of the House and Senate we can confirm to you that all things being equal, we should be able to lay our report of the 2016 Appropriation bill before the House and the Senate on the 16th of March and the consideration, hopefully should be done on the 17th.
So it is safe for us to conclude that the 2016 Appropriation bill will be passed on the 17th of March 2016” he said.