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Reps to turn down proposed amendments to 2013 budget

By on May 10, 2013

There are indications that the House of Representatives may turn down proposed amendments to the 2013 budget sent by President Goodluck Jonathan.

Briefing journalists in Abuja, chairman of the House Committee on media and publicity, Representative Zakari Mohammed explained that the amendment is the same as the initial budget forwarded to the National Assembly.

Consideration of the amendment to the 2013 budget was skipped during plenary on Thursday till Tuesday next week to enable all lawmakers to be present and make contributions to the bill.

Representative Mohammed added that the lawmakers were surprised at the volume of the 2013 Budget amendment proposal.

He however explained that the law makers would consider the proposed amendments when there are a sizeable number of law makers around.

He hinted that the budget might return as it came.