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Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by etokhana: 9:08am On Oct 13
2022 Budget: Again, lawmakers withhold details of N134billion allocation despite calls for #OpenNASS

The federal government has earmarked N134 billion for the National Assembly in the 2022 budget.

This is contained in the 2022 budget of N16.3 billion presented to the National Assembly President Muhammadu Buhari last Thursday.

Although details of the 2022 Appropriation bill were not immediately made public, a copy of the budget later released by the Ministry of Finance revealed the breakdown of the budget for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

The total amount budgeted for the legislature for the coming year is the highest ever.

For 2021, the president increased the National Assembly’s budget from N125 billion in previous years, to N128 billion for 2021. And during the approval, the lawmakers upped the budget by N6 billion, bringing their total budget for 2021 to N134 billion.

With the president proposing N134 billion for the lawmakers for the coming year, there are concerns that the amount will grow higher.

Breakdown withheld
Another concern, however, is the fact that details of the N134 billion budgetary allocation for the National Assembly were not made public.

This is despite calls made by individuals and civic groups to the lawmakers for transparency in their annual budget.

The allocation is also in disregard of the nation’s dwindling economy which informed calls by some concerned Nigerians for cut in the cost of governance.

Many Nigerians have berated both past and present assemblies for always shrouding their budgetary allocations in secrecy. Others have also said the budgets for the legislature increase annually with zero accountability.

The Bukola Saraki-led eight assembly only published a breakdown of its budget in 2017 after an #OpenNASS campaign was done across social media platforms to mount pressure on the lawmakers.

Similarly, the current assembly only released details of its budget in 2021. It was an attempt at transparency, Kano senator, Barau Jibril, had told journalists.

Of the N134 billion budgeted for 2021, the House of Representatives got the biggest share of about N52 billion while the Senate will get N33.2 billion.

A total of N9.6 billion was budgeted for legislative aides, N15.9 billion for National Assembly Management while N5.7 billion was given to the National Assembly Service Commission.

The sum of N275.2 million was budgeted for the Office of retired clerks and permanent secretaries while N389.3 million was appropriated for service-wide vote of the legislature. And another N9.1 billion was appropriated for “general service.”

Senate spokesperson, Ajibola Basiru, could not give any reason when asked by journalists on Tuesday why details of the National Assembly’s 2022 budget were not made public.

He merely said such inquiries should be directed to the clerk of the National Assembly.

Unlike the MDAs before the National Assembly, the legislature does not defend its budget before any government body.

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Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by Illuminatiship(m): 9:10am On Oct 13
As long as you're a politician in Nigeria you're a thief..

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Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by Nigeriadondie: 9:25am On Oct 13
cry Buhari is a complete failure. In his campaign promise, he pledged to cut down recurrent expenditure which was unproductive.
Until we cut down wastage we would go no where.
If the lawmakers were patriotic enough they would even canvass for reduction of their huge allowances including fraudulent constituency allowances for constituency projects that ordinarily should be executed by the LGs
They allocate millions to only buy wheel barrows, build pit toilets or build culverts which Dino called bridge.

They are all thieves and bet you Nigeria would never change.

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Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by brosom(m): 11:15am On Oct 13
I don't care to read,

But I know they re all hypocrites.
Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by Amspecial: 11:16am On Oct 13
grin
Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by Kiddinpoh(m): 11:16am On Oct 13
Everything just looks as though the world is coming to an end in Nigeria. People are damn hungry, going out to hustle is a risk, electricity is no where to be found, bad road. God, I call on you to perfect the plans of those who want to leave this hell hole for a saner clime. Please provide for those who also do not have the means to japa

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Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by GboyegaD(m): 11:16am On Oct 13
This is the perfect definition of "wickedness in high places". Despite the pains of an average Nigerian and the consistent borrowing by the government, these guys can't think of reducing some of their frivolity.
Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by DropsMic(m): 11:16am On Oct 13
Welcome to the dark continent

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Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by weblord1900: 11:16am On Oct 13
They've been earmarking billions since 2015 for audio allocation and projects
Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by Racoon(m): 11:16am On Oct 13
No transparency or accountability.Crooked criminals! They are the honourable legislathieves.

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Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by frankmoney(m): 11:17am On Oct 13
Once it comes to sharing money there is no APc or PDP in Nass .....

You won't see Lawal
Or abaribe
Or gbajiabiamila ... Complaining

..
It's Elites vs us ... Nigeria problem is classism

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Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by SmartPolician: 11:19am On Oct 13
When you read news like this, you tend to agree with those who say that total balkanization is the only solution to Nigeria.
Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by Oyin2212(m): 11:20am On Oct 13
Udd
Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by money121(m): 11:21am On Oct 13
Yimu
Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by bigdammyj: 11:22am On Oct 13
Noted
Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by ATEAMS: 11:22am On Oct 13
A democracy cannot function effectively when its constituent members believe laws are being bought and sold

Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by omoteacher(m): 11:23am On Oct 13
shocked



All naija polithievians are Barao.
Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by RichAbujaGuy: 11:23am On Oct 13
Hopefully someone in NASS or the Finance Ministry leaks a copy of the proposed budget.
Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by ennyj01(m): 11:29am On Oct 13
It's live.

INEC voters registration (online)
https://cvr.inecnigeria.org/

Please share in your groups. Elections have consequences and you can tell.

Social media is an avenue to express discontent but being part of the process make's you make your choice.

*For those that said the link was not accessible some days ago, it is now*
Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by adioolayi(m): 11:30am On Oct 13
Eniba Fe wo iseju Akan ..yio pe l'eti omi
Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by daddytime(m): 11:31am On Oct 13
So, tom tom and pure water don enter #20 each...

There's a big problem looming..
Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by free2ryhme: 11:31am On Oct 13
Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by PDinteriors(m): 11:32am On Oct 13
Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by Angelfrost(m): 11:36am On Oct 13
Illuminatiship:
As long as you're a politician in Nigeria you're a thief..

There are no two ways about it...

Every serious nation out there ought treat all Nigerian politicians coming into their nations as criminals... They should be subjected to the most intense and thorough scrutiny.

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Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by Angelfrost(m): 11:38am On Oct 13
This is why the president keeps borrowing aimlessly, plunging the generations unborn into penury.

You can see that every elected person at the national and state level is complicit in the retrogression of the nation and impoverishment of the citizens!

This is why they are always eager to rubber stamp all economic stupidities of Buhari... Their share is well taken care of. The rest of their citizens can suffer the far reaching consequences.
Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by slimfit1(m): 11:43am On Oct 13
Please If you are looking for people to kidnap these people are the right people to kidnap they have your benefits in their pockets or account to be honest the gods won't blame you or see anything wrong in kidnapping them it's just a suggestion.

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Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by Khaysee(f): 11:44am On Oct 13
It’s a pity our leaders are not accountable
Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by idahme(m): 11:46am On Oct 13
National Assembly budget bigger than several states budget in Nigeria is a bad omen for the nation. They only need a tenth of that budget while 90% feed their corrupt minds, this criminality should stop.
Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by seyz91(m): 11:46am On Oct 13
confirm!
Illuminatiship:
As long as you're a politician in Nigeria you're a thief..
Re: Lawmakers Withhold Details Of N134b Allocation Despite Calls For #opennass by Crystyano: 11:53am On Oct 13
DropsMic:
Welcome to the dark continent


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