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Supplementary Budget: NASS to Get N70bn as ‘Support for New Lawmakers’

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The National Assembly has passed an amendment to the N819.5 billion 2022 supplementary budget, allocating N70 billion to support the working conditions of new lawmakers.

This is contained in the President’s letter addressed to the Speaker of the House of Representatives Abbas Tajudeen, read at plenary on Wednesday said the amendment is to extract N500 billion from the 2022 supplementary budget to provide palliatives to cushion the effect of subsidy removal.

The letter reads: “I write to request for the amendment of the 2022 Supplementary Appropriation Act. The request became necessary to provide necessary palliatives to mitigate the effects of the removal of fuel subsidy on Nigerians.

“Thus, the sum of N500 billion has been extracted from the 2022 supplementary appropriation act of N819.536 billion for the provisions of palliatives to cushion the effects of subsidy removal. I seek the expeditious consideration of this request.”

The President's request as contained in the letter reads,”N500 billion for palliatives and other capital expenditure to cushion the effect of recent subsidy removal policy.

“N185,236,937,815 to the Ministry of Works and Housing to alleviate the impact of the severe flooding experienced in the country in 2022 on road infrastructure across the 6 geopolitical zones.

“N19,200,000,000 to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to ameliorate the massive destruction to farmlands across the country during the severe flooding experienced last year.

“N35 billion to the National Judicial Council and N10 billion to the Federal Capital Territory Administration for critical projects.

“N70 billion to the National Assembly to support the working conditions of new members.


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