Non-implemantation of 2012 budget: Jonathan’s fate to be decided today as REPs resume
The House of Representative will today resume from its recess which it went on July 19 surrounded by the non-implemantation of 2012 budget by President Goodluck Jonathan.
Honourable Albert Sam-Tsokwa and 20 other members had on July 19 adopted a motion titled “non-implementation of the 2012 budget” where the executive arm of the government was advised to improve on its implementation.
Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, the minority leader of the house on the same day, mooted the idea of the implementation of President Jonathan over what he termed non-implementation of the budget as passed by the National Assembly.
The President was urged by the house to direct the Minister of Finance to halt her violation of the 2012 budget as passed by the National Assembly and released accordingly, first and second quarters appropriation to the ministries department and agencies (MDAs).
Honourable Aminu Tambuwal, the speaker of the House, had directed the chairmen of the 89 standing committees of the House to conduct the appraisal of the status of implementation of the appropriation act. He directed the chairmen last week.
The chairmen are expected to furnish the office of the House Leader, Honourable Mulikat Adeola-Akande, with the appraisal before the resumption date.
It was however, gathered that the input of the chairmen would form the direction of the House on the budget matter as it resumes today.
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