The National Assembly has revealed a breakdown of its own proposed budget for the year 2017 for the first time in Nigeria's political history.
The Nigerian Senate released the breakdown in a tweet on its official handle on Thursday, May 11 and copies of the breakdown was made available to the members of the upper house of legislature.
In the budget, Senate was allocated N31bn while House of Representatives was allocated N49bn.
The breakdown goes thus:
Management of National Assembly: N14, 919, 065, 013
Senate: N31, 398, 765, 886
House of Representatives: N49, 052, 743, 983
NASS Service Commission: N22, 415, 712, 873
Legislative aides: N9, 602, 095, 928
PAC Senate: N118, 970, 215
PAC House of Representatives: N142, 764, 258
General Services: N12, 584, 672, 079
NASS legislative institute: N4, 373, 813, 596
Service-wide-vote: 391, 396, 169
Sum total: N125,000,000,000
The lawmakers jerked up their budget by N10billion from the N115billion which was allocated to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari.
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that this day when the National Assembly would reveal its budget would come, and so it has.
The leadership of Nigeria’s National Assembly has decided to publish the budget of the federal legislature after several years of lawmakers keeping the annual document a secret.
The report says the lawmakers reached the decision at the meeting of the joint leadership of the Nigerian Senate and the House of Representatives.
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