Reps To Begin Debate On 2023 Budget Tomorrow

House of Representatives has said it will commence debate on the 2023 budget Wednesday.

The Deputy Speaker of the House, Hon. Idris Wase who presided over the plenary session made the disclosure.

It will be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari laid the budget otherwise called the appropriation bill before a joint session of the national parliament Friday, last week.

While directing the House Chairman, Rules and Business Committee, Hon. Abubakar Fulata to ensure that copies of the appropriation bill and the speech of the president were circulated amongst the members.

He also urged members who want to speak to pen down their names appropriately, adding that the debate would have begun on Tuesday were the bill listed on the order paper.

He said: “Hon. Colleagues, by the grace of God, we shall commence the debate tomorrow. Those who are interested should write their names.

“Please, ensure that the president’s speech is distributed to every member. If the budget is not ready, at least, the speech should be ready”.

Meanwhile, the House passed into third reading 5 different bills.

The bills included “A Bill for an Act to Provide for Establishment of Service Compact Management Agency (Servicom) for the Effective Management, Execution and Enforcement of Service Compact with Citizens, Setting, Control, Implementation and Enforcement of Service Charter and Standards, the Identification and Facilitation of Resolution of Service Failures and Enhancement of Citizens Service Rights and Responsibilities in Nigeria; and for Related Matters (HB. 558); A Bill for an Act to Establish Chartered Institute of Forensic and Investigative Professionals of Nigeria for effective Regulation, Registration of Members and Determination of what Standard of Knowledge and Skills to be Attained by Persons seeking to become Registered Members, and Qualification to Practice as Forensic and Investigative Professionals; and for Related Matters (HB.791); A Bill for an Act to Provide for Establishment of National Religious Harmony Commission; and for Related Matters (HB. 1103); A Bill for an Act to Establish Agency for National Ethics and Values Compliance to Provide for the Functions and Powers of the Agency, the qualifications and procedures for the appointment of the Chairman and Members; and for Related Matters (HB. 242) and A Bill for an Act to Establish Chartered Institute of Public Administration of Nigeria and to make Provisions, among other things, for Membership and Control of the Profession of Public Administration; and for Related Matters (HB.329)”.

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