Lawmakers’constituency projects delay 2023 budget — Nigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News


Senate fixes December 28 for passage of Appropriation Bill
The renewed face-off between the executive arm of government and the National Assembly has constituted a cog in the wheel of the 2023 budget.

The failure of the N819.5 billion Supplementary Budget Bill submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, to address earlier complaints by the lawmakers with regard to their Constituency projects heightened the face-off.

Many lawmakers, who were aggrieved by “selective execution” of previous budgetary provisions for key infrastructural projects, disclosed that the fate of the 2023 budget was worsened by the refusal of the executive to provide for the completion of many Constituency projects.

The lawmakers, many of whom are members of the Appropriation Committee of the Senate, blame the Ministry of Works for refusing to accommodate their constituency projects in the N819.5 billion extra budget bill submitted by Buhari on Wednesday.

An emergency meeting of the Senate…

Source: Guardian Newspaper