Saraki Promises Quick Passage of 2017 Budget

Senate President Bukola Saraki
Senate President Bukola Saraki
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(Last Updated On: 2016-12-01)

Nahimat Adekoga


The Senate President, Bukola Saraki has assured that 2017 budget would be swiftly passed immediately all modalities from Executive is concluded and sent to National Assembly.

Saraki who gave the assurance, while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, said the senate would ensure the procedures does not take time.

He said, “Once the document comes to us, we are ready. I think this time around, a lot of work has taken place behind the scenes – a lot of more collaborations and I think that you will see the result in the time frame it will take after the president will have released his budget.’’ he said.

It would be recalled that Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the 2017 budget estimates for onward submission to the National Assembly.

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