Reps explains reason for increasing 2020 revised budget to N10.805 trillion


The House of Representatives on Wednesday increased the revised 2020 budget sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari to N10.805 trillion.

The President had presented a revised 2020 appropriation of N10.59 trillion to the National Assembly for approval.

The budget as approved by the House indicate that the budget for the National Assembly was retained at N128 billion as contained in the original 2020 budget passed in December 2019 as against the N115 billion contained in the revised budget.

Considering the budget on the floor of the House, the lawmakers included N4 billion vote to address the greviances of Resident Doctors who are threatening to embark on industrial action, thereby increasing the figure submitted to the House by the Finance Committee.

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