Senate passes 2018 Budget

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he Nigerian Senate, on Wednesday, passed the 2018 Appropriation Bill, six months after its presentation.

President Muhammadu Buhari, had at the joint session of the National Assembly, presented a proposed budget of eight trillion, six hundred and twelve billion, two hundred and thirty-six million, nine hundred and fifty-three thousand, two hundred and fourteen Naira (N8,612, 236,953,214) to the lawmakers.

Several officials of Ministries, Departments and Agencies have come to defend their 2018 appropriation bill.

The defence had been characterized with criticisms from the red chamber who lamented that some government officials failed to show up and those who came refused to return when told to make corrections.

On the 23rd of March, the upper legislative chamber instructed its standing committees to turn-in their reports on the appropriation bill.

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