The budgets of agencies and corporations under the Fiscal Responsibility Act, 2007, have been sent by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly.
In a letter dated June 30, 2016 and addressed to Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, the president said he was submitting the budget of 38 agencies and corporations in line with extant laws.
Buhari, in the letter read during plenary on Tuesday by Dogara, said:
“Further to the provisions of the Fiscal Responsibility Act, 2007 which provides that the budgets of the agencies listed in the Act be collated and forwarded to the National Assembly for consideration, I forward here with the 2016 budget proposals of the underlisted agencies for your consideration and passage”.
While praying for an expeditious approval of the budgets of the agencies and corporations, the president said that in line with the provisions of the Act, “budget of the agencies and corporations which have been privatized or otherwise ceased to exist, are not included herein”.
The submitted budgets include that of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
Others are – Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), National Maritime Authority (NMA), Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Nigerians Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Nigerians Immigration Service (NIS), Federal Housing Authority (FHA), Federal Mortgage Bank (FMB) and Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), amongst others.