Breaking: Nigerians react as NASS releases ‘details’ of its 2018 budget
The National Assembly (NASS) has published details of its 2018 budget, fulfilling the promise of Senate President Bukola Saraki.
TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports Saraki had promised details of NASS 2018/19 budgets would be made public.
He made the promise at a dialogue session with BudgIT on appropriation process and constituency projects, while vowing that #OpenNASS is now a permanent policy.
According to NASS, publishing details of the 2018 budget is in accordance with the commitment of the leadership of the 8th @NASSNigeria to accountability and transparency.
Find the details of the 2018 Budget of the National Assembly here: https://t.co/Gbbd1vPXWF
— The Senate President (@SPNigeria) April 12, 2019
SEE details of the NASS 2018 budget details below
However, while the NASS has been commended for publishing the budget details, the budget has been criticised as incomplete.
“Please kindly note Bukola Saraki that we appreciate this, but it is incomplete. I guess it must be an error of omission.
“Kindly do the needful and send us a real budget with all the figures to the note to the budget clearly stated,” Abdulhakeem Shittu stated on Twitter.
A Twitter user by the handle @gambuskay queried, “Is this what you people tag ‘detail of NASS budget’?”
He added, “I am not sure we are ready in this country. Shame on you all that think Nigerians are fools.
“Detail budget should tell us how much each member takes as salary, allowances, local or int’l training etc”.
Similar reactions have also greeted the budget details released by the NASS.
SEE tweets below
If the national budget was presented in this manner would u accept it? Guess alot of pple didnt even bother to open the file hence the commendation.
— Kmoni Kmoni (@nmoyek7) April 12, 2019
What is commendable about a budget with no figures… Let's keep on deceiving ourselves..
— Adesanya Adetayo (@mailtotayo) April 12, 2019
Bukola saraki deceiving who, he deceiving himself hopefully
— Lekan (@tirimisiyu2013) April 12, 2019
I am very sure, many people here didn't download to view the documents because this is not detailed. No figures attached to each line, just summary. Will the NASS approve this type of budgets for the executives?
— Gbengene (@dadaoluwagbenga) April 12, 2019
still tell us #Nigerans how much does each senator and house of reps member collects every month despite that we know that senators and house of reps members don't sit regularly. is there anything like sitting,wardrobe allowances ?
— Alala Jnr (@alaribe05) April 12, 2019
Is this a joke? What did you people make me download abeg? LMAO…
Its incomplete. Please re-visit and upload a budget with complete figures.
— Anyi Grey (@Anyisabali) April 12, 2019
— opeoluwa (@opeoluway2k) April 12, 2019