Udo-Udoma commends National Assembly for passing budget

Former Senator Udoma Udo Udoma speaks during the senate screening of new ministers in Abuja, Nigeria October 13, 2015. Picture taken October 13, 2015.  REUTERS/Stringer

Former Senator Udoma Udo Udoma speaks during the senate screening of new ministers in Abuja, Nigeria October 13, 2015. Picture taken October 13, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo-Udoma has commended the National Assembly for passing the 2016 budget.

The minister gave the commendation in a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Akpandem James, in Abuja on Wednesday.

Udoma was particularly pleased that the legislature kept the budget within the amount proposed by the Executive, especially as the fiscal deficit was not increased.

“I wish to commend the National Assembly for passing the 2016 budget today.

“I am particularly pleased that they have kept the budget within the amount the executive proposed and the fiscal deficit has not been increased,’’ the minister said.

The Appropriation Bill was eventually passed into law by the Senate on Wednesday March 23.



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