About 37 federal agencies have been given one week ultimatum to submit their 2017 budgets for consideration.
Nigeria’s Senate gave ultimatum during plenary Wednesday following a Point of Order raised by Senate Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan.
The lawmaker had drawn the attention of his colleagues the failure of the affected agencies to submit their budgets for deliberation.
The affected agencies include the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) , Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Nigeria Port Authority, NPA, NIMASA, CBN, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), National Maritime Authority (NMA), Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)among others.
While Lawan urged the agencies to submit their budgets before the Senators commence their annual recess, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu called on the affected agencies to comply with the law.
Senate President Bukola Saraki ruled that affected agencies should submit their budgets within one week so that they could be passed before the annual recess by the Senate commences.