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Outrage as Buhari budgets N128 billion for National AssemblyNigeria

Outrage as Buhari budgets N128 billion for National AssemblyNigeria
The 2021 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari has been condemned by many Nigerians after over N128 billion was earmarked for the National Assembly.

The 2021 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari has been condemned by many Nigerians after over N128 billion was earmarked for the National Assembly.Buhari on Thursday presented a record 13 trillion-naira budget for 2021 to members of the National Assembly.Nigeria’s National Assembly – House of Representatives and the Senate got N128 billion in the 2021 budget in the plan, while N380.While Buhari emphasized that “revenue generation remains our biggest challenge” many Nigerians wondered why N128 billion was budgeted to run the National Assembly.

Socio-Economic Rights And Accountability Project (SERAP) described the National Assembly budget as a ‘travesty’.SERAP urged Senate president Ahmad Lawan and House of Representatives speaker Femi Gbajabiamila “to urgently push to cut the N128bn budget for the National Assembly in 2021.

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