REPS TO MEET ADEOSUN, UDO UDOMA ON BUDGET

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The House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations will hold special budget defence session with Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun and Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, on the 2016 budget proposal. Also invited by the committee are – Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) and the Director-General in the Budget office of the Federation.

The Chairman, House Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin, who spoke on the presentation of the 2016 budget so far, revealed that all budget proposals of the Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) presented by House standing Committees have been harmonised with their Senate counterparts.

He said:” By tomorrow (Friday) we will finish taking the reports, we have agreed that we will invite the Minister of Budget and Planning, Minister of Finance, the Accountant -General of the Federation, the Director of Budget Office and Central Bank Governor and engage them extensively on the entire budget. “We also have pending issues on the 2015 budget, so they have to come with 2015 budget performance and then we will go into special session,” Jibrin stated.

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