Budget: Saraki warns 20 committees over submission of reports

OrderPaperToday – President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki has issued warning to 20 standing committees over their failure in submitting reports on the 2018 budget despite a deadline given.

Saraki had overtime announced that the last day for the submission of reports to the committee on Appropriation is 13th of April.

He listed the erring committees as follow, Defence, Army, Airforce, Navy, Industry, FCT, State and Local Government, Culture and Tourism, Petroleum Downstream and Upstream.

Others are, Niger Delta, SDG, Primary Healthcare and Communicable Diseases, Health, Capital Market, Tertiary institutions and TETFUND, FEMA, Works, Power, Corporation and Integration.

The chairmen of these committees are, Abubakar Kyari , George Akume, Duro Faseyi, Isah Misau, Sam Egwu, Dino Melaye, Gumel Abdullahi, Fatima Raji- Rasaki, Kabir Marafa, Tayo Alasoadura, Peter Nwabaoshi, Atai Aidoko, Mao Ohuabunwa, Lanre Tejuosho, Bukar Mustapha, Jibrin Birin, Magnus Abe, Kabiru Gaya, Eyinnaya Abaribe and Stella Oduah respectively.

Saraki noted that his meeting with the chairman on appropriation the previous day revealed the committees, saying “you know, we try as much as possible not to list but I have other no alternative than to list these committees so that the chairmen can know that they are holding all of us.

He added, “These 20 subcommittees must ensure that their reports are submitted on Friday. We have a deadline to which we have committed which and you cannot hold us up any further.”

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