Lawmakers have uncovered 25 fresh errors in this year’s budget, it was learnt yesterday. The items involved are allocated about N37, 025, 238, 407. Of the amount, about N21,623,323,649 voted for office repairs was rated “avoidable” by the Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Appropriation.
But there were indications that the committees may have drawn the attention of the Ministry of Budget and National Planning to the errors. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Danjuma Goje, and the Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Hon. Jibrin Abdulmumin, were making frantic efforts last night to meet Tuesday’s deadline for the passage of the budget.
The two committees and the Ministry of Budget and National Planning were making last-minute consultations as at press time.