House of Rep. Agrees to Rework Budget

The House of Representatives may have shifted grounds on the current budget row between the executive and the National Assembly.

It was learnt members of the House of Representatives have resolved to softened their stance concerning reviewing the controversial 2016 budget.

It was gathered that the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, has agreed to receive the document from the executive to effect the necessary details said to be missing, for the President to asset to.

On Tuesday the Senate said it would have nothing to do with the budget again, warning the executive to stop buck passing, rather, told the executive to put its house in order.

It is not known yet whether the stance of the House of Rep. to revisit the document would make members of the Senate to rescind their decision not to have anything to do with the document again.

The decision to rework the budget was said to be have been announced by the Speaker, Dogara after a two hour executive session, Wednesday, where various opinions were said to have been canvassed.

Dogara said the decision of the House was necessitated by the prevailing economic situation facing the country, where millions of Nigerians are suffering from lack of budget passage.

“In view of the prevailing economic situation and in the interest of our people, we have resolved to reexamine the budget with a view of ironing out any differences with the executive.

“This is for the overall interest of the country in order to have a workable budget that is implementable”, he was quoted to have said.

 

Author: News Editor

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