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BREAKING: National Assembly unveils its N125billion budget (see details)

BREAKING: National Assembly unveils its N125billion budget (see details)

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.

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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.

National Assembly unveils N125billion proposed budget

Details of the proposed National Assembly budget released on Thursday, May 11.

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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