2016 Budget ‘Details will be ready in 2 weeks,’ National Assembly says

The disclosure was made by the Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin during a news conference on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

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The National Assembly has said that the details of the 2016 budget will be ready in two weeks’ time.

The disclosure was made by the Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin during a news conference on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, Daily Trust reports.

The National Assembly said yesterday that details of the 2016 budget would be ready in the next two weeks.

“At the moment, we’re working on the details of the budget. We’ll take a week or two to work on the details. We’re doing the final harmonization. We’re looking at the various reports of the committees,” he said.

“This is the most difficult budget we have ever dealt with. The MTEF and the budget came late. With all the challenges we had, I doubt if the executive would be throwing stones at the National Assembly.

“Even while we were dealing with all such realities, multiple budget details came up and we were able to manage the situation in a very friendly manner with the executive,” he added.

Jibrin also said that there is nothing wrong with President Muhammadu Buhari signing the budget without seeing all the details.

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