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National Assembly releases details of its 2018 budget, ‘N35bn for Senate and N12.3 bn for general services’



The National Assembly has released details of its budget for the 2018 fiscal year. The office of the senate president released details of the budget in a tweet this afternoon, Friday April 12th.

Senate President Bukola Saraki had earlier promised that details of the budget would be made public following pressure from human rights activists and civil society groups.

Out of the N139 billion budgeted for the National Assembly, N35 billion was the total for the senate, while the house of representatives had N57 billion.  

N10 billion was budgeted for legislative workers while the national assembly office and commission got N15 billion and N2 billion respectively.

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The National Assembly legislative institute got N4 billion while N1.1 billion was appropriated for service wide vote of the legislature.

The public accounts committee (PAC) of the senate and the house got N118 million and N142 million respectively. N12.3 billion was earmarked for “general services.”

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