After President Bola Tinubu presented the budget to the joint National Assembly, the House of Representatives is giving a shot at the 2024 budget with a debate.
Members of the House of Representatives on Thursday began debate on the bill.
The aim is to authorise the issuance from the consolidated revenue fund of the federation of a total sum of ₦27.5 billion.
Earlier on Wednesday, President Bola Tinubu presented the Renewed Hope Budget 2024 to a joint sitting of the two chambers of the National Assembly in Abuja.
Julius Ihonvbere is the Majority Leader of the House.
He led the debate for second reading.
In his remarks eh told the lawmakers that the budget of Renewed Hope had been crafted to address insecurity.
Other areas the budget would provide for are strengthening the growing economy and creating an enabling environment for education, among others.
Ahmed Jaha (APC-Borno), while contributing to the debate, said that the effective oversight of MDAs by appropriate House committees would suffice.
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Also, he highlighted that a timely release of funds would enable the full implementation of the 2024 budget.
Usman Kumo (APC-Gombe) said the most interesting aspect of the president’s presentation was the priority given to security.
Other lawmakers also gave their thoughts about the budget.
According to Sada Solid (APC-Katsina), the resolve of the President to block leakages was vital.
There was a need to address problems in IPPIS to address personnel costs, he said.
Also, Bello Elrufai (APC -Kaduna) argued that the key to reducing westernisation in government was the implementation of Steve Oronsanye’s report.
The 2024 budget debate is to continue at the next plenary session on December 5.