The Office of the Senate President on Friday revealed the details for its budget for the 2018 fiscal year.
The details were released through a tweet as it explained that the disclosure was in line with the commitment of the leadership of the 8th Assembly to accountability and transparency.
According to reports, the details were released following pressure from human rights activists and civil society groups in the country.
This is in accordance with the commitment of the leadership of the 8th @NASSNigeria to accountability and transparency.
Senate Pres. @bukolasaraki has re-assured that details of NASS 2018/19 budgets would be made public.
Saraki, yesterday at a dialogue session with BudgIT on appropriation process and constituency projects, vowed that #OpenNASS is now a PERMANENT POLICY.
Will this “policy” stand?
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Of the N139.5 billion earmarked for the National Assembly, the Senate got a total of N35.58 billion while the House of Representatives had N57.4 billion.
The National Assembly Office got N15.38 billion just as the legislative aides and the NASS Service Commission had N10.20 billion and N2.73 billion respectively.
Similarly, the National Assembly Legislative Institute got N4.37 billion while N1.14 billion was earmarked for service-wide-vote of the legislature.
A total of N12.3 billion was earmarked for general services while the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Senate and the House got N118.97 million and N142.76 million respectively.
However, there were no figures affixed to the line items in the details of the 2018 budget released by the National Assembly.