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BREAKING: Osinbajo Asks National Assembly To Re-allocate N135bn In 2017 Budget

Two months after senate passed the 2017 budget, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has submitted a virement proposal of N135.6 billion to the National Assembly.

According to reports, if the submitted proposal is approved, the money will cover projects across many MDAs, particularly the ministry of Power/Works/Housing, The Sun reports.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has sought the approval of the house of representatives for the virement (re-allocation) of N135 billion in the 2017 budget to some exigent projects.

The Cable however reported that N3.1 billion will be re-allocated from the ministry of works and housing; N33 billion from the ministry of transportation; N14 billion from the office of the secretary of the government of the federation; N5 billion from the office of the national security adviser, and N5 billion from the ministry of science and technology.

Also, N3 billion will be vired from the ministry of defence; N3 billion from the federal capital territory administration, and N 1 billion from the ministry of health.

The letter containing this request was sent to the House of Representatives and the Senate, but it was not read by Senate President Bukola Saraki before the plenary session of the senate.

Source : Naij

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