Buhari To Get 2016 Budget Details This Week – Rep
The member representing Agege Federal Constituency, Lagos State, in the National Assembly, Hon Taofeek Adaranijo has disclosed that the National Assembly will forward full details of the 2016 Appropriation Bill would to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent before the end of the week.
The President had refused to assent the budget in view of the failure of the National Assembly to transmit the full details of the N6.06tn harmonised budget passed by the two chambers last month.
But speaking shortly after inspecting some projects in Lagos on Tuesday, Adaranijo stated that the Senate and House of Representatives' committees on appropriation had been working together to ensure that the president got the full details of the budget before the end of the week.
“The delay was caused by the lapses identified in the budget. As responsible parliamentarians, the lapses identified had to be sorted out first,” he explained.
The member of the House Committee on Works inspected ongoing road constructions by the Lagos State Government in collaboration with the Agege Local Government Area and the Orile-Agege Local Council Development Area, where he commended Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for taking the initiative to partner the councils.
He also inspected the ongoing construction of the Abule Egba flyover and some borehole projects which he sponsored for the people of his constituency in Magbon, Olusanya and Ago Igbira.
According to Adaranijo, “The projects have demonstrated Ambode's love for the people. It must also be noted that this is about the first time that such first class roads would be constructed with walkways, drainage channels and streetlights.
“During electioneering, we made a lot of promises to the people. The projects are in fulfillment of our promises to them.
“As a representative of the people, I felt it is pertinent for me to come and see what is going on so I can report back. Anytime I see the governor, I will appreciate him for the ongoing projects.”