Senate Investigates ‘Missing 2016 Budget’ Claim
Written by Taiwo Adediran on January 14, 2016
The Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges has begun investigation of claims that the 2016 budget is missing from the chamber. This was disclosed to reporters by the Chairman of the committee, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, after Wednesday’s legislative proceedings in the National Assembly in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Senator Enyinaya Abaribe, earlier at plenary, raised a point of order demanding that the Senate should look into media reports on the whereabouts of the 2016 budget. After his observation, the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, gave the assurance that the budget would be distributed to the lawmakers at the upper chamber on Thursday ahead of the debate on the financial plan on Tuesday. While confusion surrounds its whereabouts in the Senate, the clerk of the lower chamber was asked to display the budget on the floor of the House of Representatives.