Thursday 25 February 2016

2016 #budget will be ready March ending – Dogara } TheNation

Nigerians will get an “implementable” 2016 budget by March ending, the Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, said on Thursday.

The Speaker gave the assurance when he received the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture in his office in Abuja.

In statement issued by his spokesman, Turaki Hassan, Dogara said although the budget has some imperfections, the legislators will ensure the budget has impacts on the lives of Nigerians.

According to the Speaker, the lawmakers are aware of the responsibilities placed on them by ensuring that they scrutinise and produce a good budget for the country.

“No sooner than later, hopefully by the end of next month, we will have it ready, “he said.

The Speaker said failure to diversify Nigeria’s economy in the past was the cause of the present challenges bedeviling the nation.

He said if Nigeria had diversified the economy in the past, the nation would have had a prosperous economy.

Speaking earlier, the President of the association, Chief Bassey Edem, appealed to the lawmakers to look into the challenges facing businesses such as electricity and transportation with a view to addressing them.

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