According to a circular by the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, the suspension was necessitated by the need to sanitize and streamline the tenement rates collection process, as well as ensure compliance with relevant provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The National Assembly has published a summary of the details of its 2017 budget which increased from N115 billion in 2016 to approximately N125 billion this year.
The 2017 budget proposal, termed “Budget of Recovery and Growth”, was first presented before a joint committee of the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari on December 14, 2016.
A three-day joint public hearing into the 2017 budget proposal began on Monday at the National Assembly to further scrutinize the document which was presented to the lawmakers by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016.
The leadership of the National Assembly has issued a working document to chairmen of the various committees directing them to thoroughly examine all allocations in the 2017 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Some of these outrageous proposals were blamed on “budget padding” by either ministry officials or the National Assembly. And the presidency promised that this would not be repeated in subsequent budgets. Many people expected that the change promised by the administration would reflect in the 2017. But a close scrutiny of the 2017 budget proposal shows that no clean-up was carried out on the budget, especially that of State House Headquarters.
President Muhammadu Buhari has signed over 30 bills passed by the National Assembly into law since assuming office in 2015, his Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, said on Wednesday during a chat with newsmen.
President Muhammad Buhari has presented a 2017 budget proposal of N7.298 trillion before the joint session of the National Assembly on Wednesday in Abuja.
The Presidency has promised to pay members of the Super Falcons the allowances owed them by the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, after winning the African Women Cup of Nations, AWCON, in Cameroun.
President Muhammadu Buhari has indicated that he will present the 2017 budget before the National Assembly on Wednesday, December 14.