President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier today presented the 2016 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly.
Breakdown of 2016 budget as presented by President
The budget is based on a crude oil benchmark price of $38 per barrel and a production estimate of 2.2 million barrels per day for 2016.
He made the presentation of the N6.08 trillion budget proposalat a ceremony moderated by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
It was gathered that deficit will be financed by a combination of domestic borrowing of N984 billion, and foreign borrowing of N900 billion totalling N1.84 trillion.
According to Channels TV, there is a proposed 9% reduction in non-debt recurrent expenditure, from N2.59 trillion in the 2015 Budget to N2.35 trillion in 2016.
The budgeted N300 billion for Special Intervention Programs, takes the total amount for non-debt recurrent expenditure to N2.65 trillion.
The Efficiency Unit set up by the current Administration, together with effective implementation of GIFMIS and IPPIS, will drive a reduction of overheads by at least 7%, personnel costs by 8% and other service wide votes by 19%.
See the breakdown below:
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