2017 budget: Reps in rowdy session


House of RepresentativesThe House of Representatives has been in a rowdy session as lawmakers opened debate on the 2017 budget. The House had barely begun plenary when the attention of the lawmakers was drawn to the fact that N51bn has been allocated to the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

According to Channels tv, some of the lawmakers, however, agreed to the allocation of the amount to the SGF while others were opposed to it.

Shouts of “no” no” took over the floor as the Speaker,  Yakubu Dogara, presided over the passage of the 2017 budget.
The Speaker later intervened, explaining that the fund was not meant for the SGF but for the parastatals under the SGF office.
The SGF,  Babachir David-Lawal, is on suspension over alleged contract infractions.