By Victoria Ojeme
The Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has directed its committee on Finance and Budgetary Control to investigate the powers of the Finance Commissioner over the Parliament and advise the lawmakers accordingly.
Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Moustapha Cisse Lo, gave the directive after a brief consultation with parliamentarians on the need to check alleged highhandedness of the Finance Commissioner over the Parliament. He gave the directive during the presentation of the report of the Ad-hoc Committee on the consolidated Budget of the community for year 2018 at the ongoing Second Ordinary session in Abuja.
The Parliament, however, following the report of the Ad-hoc Committee adopted the proposed budget of 284.9m West African Units of Account (UA) (approximately 122 billion naira) for the community for the year 2018.According…
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