The two chamber of The senate and the house of Rep. on Wednesday 6th 0f April, 2016. submitted the harmonized 6.06tr appropriation budget 2016 to the clark of the national assembly. the clark in receiving the harmonized budget commended the two chambers for keeping to the time line.
The Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, told journalists at a press briefing in Abuja that the expeditious consideration and passage of the bill were laudable.
He further commended the Senate and House committees on appropriation as well as the sub-committees for working hard in ensuring that the budget was harmonized.
The harmonized N6.06tr appropriation 2016 budget will be received the mr president later this week for his assent. mr president have however refused to signed the what he termed padded budget. not all the details of the budget was sent to executive.
“I want to say that we appreciate particularly the fact that in the course of consideration, the committee chairmen, the committee members and the chairmen of appropriation committees were in constant touch,” he said.
The special adviser further commended the legislature for approving the “harmonised version of the Medium Term Expenditure Framework(MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper(FSP)”, adding that they were the parameter for passing the budget.
Mr. Enang also extolled the media for extensive coverage of the process leading to the passage of the budget.
BY -Okorochukwu Ikechukwu..(Correspondent)