- Saraki and Dogara have been hailed by Honourable Abdulmumin Jibrin
- The suspended lawmaker commended the duo for opening the National Assembly (NASS) budget to the public
- There have been calls for NASS to open its budgets for public scrutiny in the past
Honourable Abdulmumin Jibrin has commended Senate President, Bukola Saraki and House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara.
The suspended lawmaker commended the duo for opening the (NASS) budget to the public.
There have been calls for NASS to open its budgets for public scrutiny in the past by civil society organisations.
NASS however made history on Thursday, May 11, when it released details of its 2017 budget. This was in fulfillment of a promise made by Saraki to stop NASS from operating an opaque budget.
This is the first time in Nigeria's political history that the National Assembly revealed a breakdown of its proposed budget for the year. In the budget, Senate was allocated N31bn while House of Representatives was allocated N49bn.
Jibrin who represents Bebeji/Kiru Federal Constituency in Kano state, is currently serving a one-year suspension from the lower house.
The former House Committee on Finance and Appropriation chairman, noted that the NASS did what it ought to have done.
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