he Appropriation Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives have submitted the details of the 2016 Appropriation Bill to the Clerk of the National Assembly for onward transmission to the Presidency.
In a statement jointly signed by the chairmen of the Appropriation Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives, Danjuma Goje and Abdulmumin Jibrin respectively, the committees thanked Nigerians for their patience and understanding.
The chairmen said it took their committees extra weeks to get the details ready so we could correct all the inconsistencies, errors, omissions and padding in the document submitted to them in December last year.
“Being the most important economic policy tool of government, the budget provides a comprehensive statement of our priorities as a nation.
“And as representatives of the people, the National Assembly remains the appropriate place to ensure that the details of such a document best match our national goals and aspirations.
“Therefore, what we have been doing in these past few weeks is to balance the projections for revenue against the estimates for expenditure based on the reality of our situation today.
“Unfortunately, that task has been made very difficult by the sloppy manner in which the 2016 Appropriation Bill was prepared by the executive such that many of the officials who came before our various committees practically disowned the inputs from their own departments and ministries.

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