Nigeria: National Assembly To Spend N1b On 1999 Constitution Review

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Nigeria: National Assembly To Spend N1b On 1999 Constitution Review

The National Assembly has injected N1 billion into the revised 2020 Budget for the review of the the 1999 Constitution. This was contained in a list o

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The National Assembly has injected N1 billion into the revised 2020 Budget for the review of the the 1999 Constitution. This was contained in a list of proposal spending by the National Assembly in the 2020 Budget.

The N1 billion earmarked for the review of the 1999 Constitution in the 2020 Budget is separate from the N128 billion budget of the National Assembly for the year.

The proposal to spend N1 billion on the review of the Constitution is under the Service Wide votes of the revised 2020 Budget as passed by the National Assembly.

In the previous Assembly, the money for the review of the Constitution is always in the National Assembly budget. But the revised budget as passed by the lawmakers showed that it was a single line item in the National budget.

It is also separate from the N9.25 billion provision for the renovation of the National Assembly Complex packaged in the budget of the Federal Capital Territory.

This is coming amid expectations that the Senator Ahmad Lawan-led Senate will make the details of the N128 billion budget of the National Assembly available to public.

Many lawmakers had complained that none of them knows the details of the N128 billion budget of the National Assembly.

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