National Assembly for the First Time Publishes N125bn Budget Breakdown

The National Assembly has published its 2017 budget, raising the cost from N115bn in 2016 to N125bn.

Total personnel cost takes N23,789,787,880; total overhead cost, N85,878,619,888; and total capital cost, N14,940,196,063.

A breakdown of the estimates shows that the National Assembly gets N14.9bn; Senate, N31.3bn; House of Representatives, N49bn; National Assembly Service Commission, N2.4bn; legislative aides, N9.6bn; Public Accounts Committee (Senate), N118.9m; Public Accounts Committee (Reps), N142.7m; general services, N12.5bn; National Assembly Legislative Institute, N4.3bn; and service wide vote, N391.3bn.

The Senate is currently considering the report by its Committee on Appropriations on the 2017 Appropriation Bill.

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