N125bn Budget Not Enough For House Of Rep, We Need More Money

Nicholas Ossai a member of the house of representative, has said the N125 billion earmarked to the national assembly in the 2017 budget is not enough. Ossai, while speaking with NAN said the legislature requires more money to carry out its function effectively. The national assembly had passed the 2017 appropriation bill of N7.44 trillion on…”
Moroti Olatujoye
May 13, 2017 7:11 am

Nicholas Ossai a member of the house of representative, has said the N125 billion earmarked to the national assembly in the 2017 budget is not enough.

Ossai, while speaking with NAN said the legislature requires more money to carry out its function effectively.

The national assembly had passed the 2017 appropriation bill of N7.44 trillion on Thursday.

It had subsequently published its budget of N125bn, which was higher than the N115bn in in the proposal sent by President Muhammadu Buhari.

“We are looking at the national assembly as 360 members of house of representatives and 109 senators; calculate it with the money that has been budgeted without looking at other aspects,” he said.

“We are not looking at other agencies under the national assembly like the public complaints commission, national institute for legislative studies, the national assembly service commission and supporting staff.

“The committees are carrying out national functions in line with section 88 of the constitution to expose corruption. Committees not only expose corruption, but block leakages. Definitely, we need a lot of money to address these issues.

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