National Assembly Releases Its Budget Details For 2018, ₦35bn For Senate And ₦57bn For House Of Rep
Senate President Bukola Saraki had earlier promised that details of the budget would be made public following pressure from human rights activists and civil society groups.
Out of the ₦139 billion budgeted for the National Assembly, ₦35 billion was the total for the Senate, while the house of representatives had ₦57 billion.
N10 billion was budgeted for legislative workers while the national assembly office and commission got ₦15 billion and ₦2 billion respectively.
The National Assembly legislative institute got ₦4 billion while ₦1.1 billion was appropriated for a service-wide vote of the legislature.
The public accounts committee (PAC) of the Senate and the house got N118 million and ₦142 million respectively. ₦12.3 billion was earmarked for “general services.