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Insurgency, Funds Appropriation Issues Top National Assembly’s Plenary

Channels Television  
Updated March 21, 2014

Floor-of-National-AssemblyIn an effort to end the insurgency in Nigeria’s north east, the House of Representatives says it will do its best to ensure that funds appropriated for the welfare of Nigerian soldiers are properly utilised.

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal,  told a delegation of the Old Students’ Association of the government school in Yobe, attacked by insurgents, that the House would hold plenary on the issue of funding for the military to ensure that they were well motivate to enable them tackle the insurgents effectively and efficiently. 

The Gavel also looked at the investigation of the National Assembly into the claims by the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Lamido Sanusi, that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) did not remit 20 billion dollars to the Federation Account.

The programme also looked at the budget defence by government ministries.

For two weeks the National Assembly entertained defence of budget for government ministries. A routine handled to ensure that monies appropriated to the ministries in the budget were properly utilised.

Also on the programme was the ground breaking ceremony of the second Niger Bridge was held but some Nigerians have expressed fears that the project was a political strategy by the Nigerian President and may not get the needed commitment to see to its end.

But a member of the National Assembly in the video made a defence for the government. Watch the video and see what she thinks.