THE spokesperson of the House of Representatives, Akin Rotimi has revealed why the National Assembly speedily assented to the two trillion supplementary budget.
Giving his explanation while speaking on Channels TV’s politics today on Friday, Rotimi explained that the lawmakers had to hasten the review process to enable the government address the hardship currently suffered as a result of the recent removal of fuel subsidy.
Trojan News Media had on Thursday reported that the National Assembly assented to the Supplementary budget amid widespread scrutiny of some of the provision of the budget.
However, defending the hasty passage, Rotimi said: “You will understand that with the removal of fuel subsidy, Nigerians are going through a whole lot, you known standard of living has really dropped and a lot of people are falling through the crack, there is need now more than ever for urgency on the part of the government to be able to intervene to improve the lives of Nigerians and in that light you can understand why the National Assembly had to respond that quickly to the proposal from the executive arm of government, for us to review the supplementary budget.”
“For us when we look at the aspect of agriculture and food security, which were a major aspect of the supplementary budget, we seen no reason; there is hunger in the land people are suffering. if the federal government had said these are the provisions that are urgent, we see no reason not to expedite passing it,” he added.
His comment comes just as analysts continue to express worries at the speed in which the lawmakers passed the budget.
Before now the National Assembly had previously spent ample time in scrutinizing provisions of the budgets.
THE Social Democratic Party (SDP) has distanced itself from a purported protest that took place at the Independent National Electoral...Read more
NIGERIA's President Bola Tinubu presented the 2024 budget proposal to the National Assembly, which included a conservative oil price benchmark of...Read more
THE candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Imo governorship election, Samuel Anyanwu, has vowed to recover his...Read more
1. The Supreme Court issued a hearing notice dated 25th October 2023, notifying the Labour Party (LP) and its candidate...Read more
AN Appeal Court sitting in Lagos State on Tuesday, dismissed the petition filed by Tonye-Cole of the All Progressives Congress,...Read more
says Accountable and Responsible Leadership needed. THE Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25th election, Peter Obi...Read more
THE Labour Party has again reiterated that the ruling of various Election tribunals and the Court of Appeal against its...Read more
Pastor (Dr) Azemhe Azena speaking to newsmen after receiving Engr Kenneth Ifeloa (L) in Benin City A 38-year-old IT Engineer,...Read more
He calls for inclusiveness of the organized unemployed youth in Nigeria affairs He charged the government and private sector on...Read more
PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu on Thursday night intervened in the political crisis rocking Ondo State Newsextra24 understands that the invention of the...Read more
IN the lead-up to the 2027 general elections, there has been a wide range of responses to the proposition for...Read more
HON. Orobosa Omo-Ojo is a political activist and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who, in 2020, moved with...Read more
THE Kogi State Election Petition Tribunal, led by Justice Yusuf Ado Birnin-Kudu in Lokoja, has granted Murtala Ajaka of the Social...Read more