Senate summons Adeosun, Udoma over inadequate releases in 2017 budget
- Senator Barau Jubrin states that it is necessary for the executive to be focused so that the country does not slide back into recession
- On his part, Senator Na’Allah calls on the executive to immediately implement the 2017 budget
House of Representatives resolves to revisit the devolution of power bill on resumption of plenary
The Nigerian Senate has invited the minister of budget and national planning, Udoma Udo Udoma and his finance counterpart, Kemi Adeosun, over the lack of funding of the 2017 budget.
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The duo were summoned following a motion on the stabilizing and sustaining post-recession growth of the economy which was raised during plenary on Tuesday, September 26.
Senator Barau Jubrin, during deliberation on the floor of the House, stated that it was necessary for the executive to be focused so that the country does not slide back into recession.
On his part, Senator Na’Allah called on the executive to immediately implement the budget.
Similarly, Senator Dino Melaye queried why the government was not funding the budget now that the country was out of recession.
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Senate president Bukola Saraki in his submission said the government was on the right track but needed to do more on infrastructure.
The Senate president then requested that Senate majority leader, Ahmed Lawan, follow up on the invitation of of the ministers of finance and budget and national planning over the issue.
See tweets on the Senate’s deliberation below:
Meanwhile, following the tension generated by agitation in the country, the House of Representatives has resolved to revisit the devolution of power bill on resumption of plenary.
The green chamber also plans to strengthen the unity of the country by assigning a high power committee to go round to interact with stakeholder across the six geo-political zones.
The House arrived at these resolutions following a motion moved by House majority leader, Femi Gbajabiamila on Tuesday, September 26, under matters of urgent public importance, The Independent reports.
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