Nigeria’s Senate has passed the 2016 budget into law after deliberations and altercations which arose with the budget after its initial presentation.
This was after Senator Danjuma Goje, Senate Appropriation Committee Chairman had spoken on the committee’s report, answered questions and doused the fears by members of the Red Chamber as regards certain parts of the budget.
The Senate then moved for the third and final reading of the Appropriation Bill SB. 212, after which the 6.06 trillion Naira budget was passed.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki also appreciated the members of the senate for their statesmanlike behavior in the passing of the budget and called on the Executive to implement what is in the budget.