The Whip of the Senate, Ali Ndume, said the two chambers of the National Assembly quickly passed the two-point one-seven trillion naira supplementary budget to allow the government to meet up with some urgent time-bound issues.
Mr Ndume, who is also the deputy chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said the action by the two chambers was done in the interest of the country.
PremiumTimes reported that the lawmaker stated this on Saturday during a press briefing at the National Assembly Complex.
Recall that the supplementary Budget stirred reactions from Nigerians following the report that the president
He added that the agreement to pay workers thirty-five thousand naira wage award was captured in the supplementary budget.
It could be recalled that the supplementary Budget sparked reactions from Nigerians due to the inclusion of the purchase of a presidential yacht valued at around five billion naira.