Members of the House of Representatives have agreed to remove certain items included in the 2016 budget in the course of appropriation, following a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the National Assembly to resolve the difference over the budget.
Some of the alterations in the budget, particularly those for constituency projects, were perceived to have been included to cater for the personal interest of the lawmakers.
The resolution was made during an executive session yesterday where the House Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, reportedly briefed the members on the outcome of the meeting with President Buhari last Tuesday.
A lawmaker who spoke off the record, said the speaker noted that the removals are necessary as part of the truce reached with the executive. Read more