The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the budget presentation before a joint session of the National Assembly on Thursday October 7,2021 said that the National Assembly would give this Appropriation Bill the prompt consideration it demands.
Hon. Gbajabiamila in his remark at the budget presentation said the National Assembly is committed to the timely passage of the Appropriation Bill as it did in the last two years and that the next two to three months will be for the strictest scrutiny of the budget estimates and emphasized that lawmakers would hold government agencies accountable for the previously appropriated funds.
The speaker noted that the reforms introduced by the 9th Assembly in the appropriations process, include establishing a January to December budget cycle, improving oversight procedures, and ensuring greater fidelity to the letter and spirit of our appropriation laws, have led to measurable improvements in public infrastructure, access to education, housing, healthcare and transportation, amongst others and have positive impact on the lives of millions of Nigerians across the Country.
He said National Assembly will build on the effort of Mr. President to deliver an Appropriation Act that provides real solutions to National problems, unlocks economic potential, secures our Country and brings a future we can all look forward to and be proud of.
Gbajabiamila thanked President Buhari for coming to present the budget estimates personally as usual, and commended the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, the Budget Office, Honourable Ministers and all those who contributed to drafting the Appropriation Bill.
For Head of press; Office of the Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters