2016 budget to be laid before Senate tomorrow, its passage still tentative
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, Abdullahi Sabi, says the 2016 budget will be laid before the Senate tomorrow for deliberation after which the decision for it to be passed will be taken. Sabi said this while speaking with newsmen in Abuja today March 16th.
“I want to assure Nigerians that the 2016 budget will be laid in the senate chamber as promised by the chairman of the appropriation committee. With that the other processes that will take place, we will surely ensure that we meet up with the time as promised. So I want to put to rest any suspicion. Tomorrow, we are laying the budget which tells you that all the work that has to be done is done. Yes we told you that it should be passed by tomorrow, we will discuss it take clause by clause and give it that loud voice to say it’s ready. When you set a target, it is to allow you work hard to achieve the budget. By laying the budget is as good as passing the budget. I think we have done very well to get the budget laid by tomorrow. We drive the key policies of this government. To ensure there are job creations, small and medium enterprises will be empowered etc. When a budget is laid, the other things are just mere processes.”he said