National Assembly Passes Nigeria's 2024 Appropriation Bill Of N28.7trn - EDU-BIZNEWS


Saturday, December 30, 2023

National Assembly Passes Nigeria's 2024 Appropriation Bill Of N28.7trn

The National Assembly has passed the 2024 Appropriation Bill Of N28.7trillion which is an increase to the initial ₦27.5 trillion presented by President Bola  Ahmed Tinubu on 29th of November, 2023 to the joint session of both Senate and House of Representatives 

The lawmakers in the Senate and the House of Representatives passed the bill on Saturday, after raising the budget size by N1.2 trillion.duri
 ng their respective last plenary of the year 

In the bill passed, the sum of 1,742,786,788,150 was earmarked for statutory transfers, 8,270,960,606,831 for debt servicing, 8,768, 513, 380, 852 for recurrent expenditure while 9,995,143,143,298,028 was for capital expenditure.

The Senate said that in order to accommodate further requests from the Executive for additional funding, the Committee on Appropriation made some adjustments to the bill.

Some of the adjustments made include foreign exchange differential, increase of Government-Owned Enterprises’ (GOEs’) revenue, GOE’s personnel reduction, Service Wide vote (wage adjustment)  and reduction from Service Wide.

President Bola Tinubu had late November presented the 2024 budget estimates of N27.5trn to the National Assembly.

Christened the ‘Budget of Renewed Hope’, the President said it would ensure micro-economic stability, poverty reduction, greater access to social security, amongst others.

The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, had assured Nigerians that the bill would be transmitted to President Tinubu for expedited passage into law for it to come into effect on January 1, 2024.

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