Nigeria: National Assembly Releases Details Of Its 2018 Budget
London, April 12, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, Friday made the National Assembly budget public saying a total of N139.5 billion was budgeted for the legislative body in 2018.
Saraki, who took to his twitter handle @SP Nigeria, gave a breakdown of the budget to include N57.42 billion for House of Reoresentatives; N35.58 billion for Senate; National Assembly office got N15.38 billion and N10.20 billion was voted for legislative aides.
Others include N1.14 billion for service wide vote; N2.73 billion for National Assembly Commission and N4.37 billion for National Assembly Legislative Institute.
A total of N12.3 billion was earmarked for general services while the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Senate and the House got N118.97 million and N142.76 million respectively.
However, there were no figures affixed to the line items in the details of the 2018 budget released by the National Assembly.
Nigeria’s budget watchdog, BudgetIT, had of recent criticised the leadership of the National Assembly for failing to make public the annual budget of the legislative body for necessary public criticism.
The breakdown of the figures below: