The National Assembly has published the full details of its own budget online, a new trend which many have described as unprecedented having taken into consideration the financial secret that hitherto pervade the two chambers.
President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, had promised that the 8th NASS will publish its 2017 budget. The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in a series of tweets, said that the “budget breakdown for @nassnigeria has been released.”
“We said we will, and we did,” Saraki said. The budget showed that the National Assembly has budgeted N125bn as against N115bn in 2016. A summary of the Proposed 2017 Budget showed that the National Assembly gets N14.9bn.
While Senate gets a total of N31.3bn, the House of Representatives gets N49bn. The National Assembly Service Commission gets N2.4bn while the legislative aides get a budget of N9.6bn. Also, Public Accounts Committee (Senate) gets N118.9m while that of Reps gets N142.7million.
The breakdown further shows that the General services get N12.5bn; National Assembly Legislative Institute, N4.3bn while the Service wide vote gets N391.3bn.