Senate gives MDAs 1 week to submit details of budget proposals

By Ikenna Uwadileke


Abuja   –    The Senate on Wednesday issued a one-week ultimatum to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to submit details of their 2018 budget proposals for consideration.

Coming under a Point of Order, the Senate Leader, Sen. Ahmed Lawan, said that details of budgets must be presented to the Senate for consideration alongside the one presented by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2017.

According to Lawan, only the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has presented what is required.

“Mr President submitted the national budget as well as the summary of the budgets of the agencies and by so doing, he has completed his work.

“What is required of the agencies is for them to present the details of their budgets.

“My office has been working closely with the office of the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters, Ita Enang and we have insisted that the details of the budget must be presented to the Senate.

“This is necessary so that it would be considered alongside the 2018 budget and be passed as quickly as it can and together.

“I want this Senate to recognise that the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) presented and submitted what is required.

“I want this Senate to give an ultimatum of one week to all the agencies to submit the details of their budget to our committees to consider for appropriation,’’Lawan said.

In his remark, the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, said that the MDAs disregarded due process by failing to submit details of their budget proposals.

“This has been a matter we have been talking about for a very long time and these agencies continue to have total disregard for due process.

“I think it is very clear that the mandate we give to them is one week.

“Our cooperation should not be misread as weakness or not knowing what to do.

“Definitely, we can mandate the Ministry of Finance to ensure that they do not further order releases because they are breaking the law.

“If after the one week and they don’t, then we will take necessary actions to show that they need to comply with the law,’’ Saraki said.

Sundiata Post Media Ltd.

Address: 3rd Floor Office Suite, Bayelsa State Guest House, Plot 1038, Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria.
Tel: 08033083361, 08094208271 and 092900705
Whatsapp: 08053069436

Enugu Regional Office: SW 1 New Haven Shopping Mall, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria.
Tel: +234(0)7062582838

London Office: 18 Belgrave Avenue, Wd18 7UE, Watford, United Kingdom.
Tel: +447417554143
Dubai Office: PAU Management Suite, Level 23 - Boulevard Plaza Tower 2, Emaar Boulevard,
P. O. Box 124342, Dubai, UAE.
Tel: +971 4 4096849 | Fax: +971 4 409 6850
About Us

SundiataPost is published by Sundiata Post Media Limited, Sundiata Post is Nigeria’s most authoritative online newspaper and ranks among the top five online news platforms in Nigeria.

Guild of Corporate online publishers
A Glance at Our Advert Rate.

Inside Pages

Size In Pixels - Amount

120×180 - N27,967.50

300×100 - N24,695

Text Link - N11,275

More Details info

About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advert Rate