2017 budget: Dogara gives committees Friday deadline to submit reports

The Speaker House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara has given Friday as deadline day to committees yet to submit the report of 2017 budget to the committee on appropriation to do so.

Dogara gave the deadline at plenary and said that there was the urgent need for the house to conclude work on the 2017 appropriation bill.

He said that any committee that failed to meet the deadline will face the consequences.

Spokesman of the House Abdulrazak Namdas, had on March 16, told newsmen that March 30 deadline set by the National Assembly for the passage of bill was not sacrosanct.

Namdas had explained that the inability of the lawmakers to meet the deadline was due to the new software being used in the process.

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