Budget: NASS has no right to introduce new projects – Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo

Ag President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday declared that the National Assembly has no right to introduce new projects during consideration of national budgets.

Osinbajo, who signed the 2017 Budget into law on Monday, said that the National Assembly only has the right to allocate funds for projects in the budgetary proposals submitted by the Executive arm of government.

Osinbajo spoke on Tuesday during the Flag-off of the 2018 Budget and ERGP Implementation Plan Development Process by the Ministry of Budget and National Planning at the old Banquet Hall of the State House Abuja.

He also harped on the need for full attention by all Ministers, permanent secretaries and heads of government agencies to the details of the budget.

Noting that this year is very crucial, he said that President Muhammadu Buhari is very concerned with the budget and its full implementation.