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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Photos: Ineffective implementation of past budgets affected the country's economy - Bukola Saraki

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki said that the ineffective implementation of past budgets and abandonment of projects have led to wastages that have negatively affected the nation's economy in the last 16 years.

Saraki who stated this in his speech during the National Assembly's interactive session with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on the 2016 budget on Wednesday, in Abuja, said in response to the unacceptable trend, the 8th National Assembly has stepped up its oversight functions to ensure that funds are spent ‘how’, ‘where’ and on ‘what’ they were earmarked for.
Furthermore, he noted that as economic diversification is crucial to the success of the nation's economy, the National Assembly is working to pass laws that will "boost internally generated revenues by plugging the loopholes that exist in our system, and encouraging the small and medium-scale business owners in our communities."
Saraki who commended the over 100 CSOs that participated in the interactive session, said: "We know that the work ahead of us is necessary. We also know that the road ahead of us will be lined with challenges. However, we also know that we cannot do this alone. We need all hands on deck for this one.
"In this regard, in response to citizen’s concerns and public expectations, the 8th National Assembly through this platform and the various others that we have set up online, will continue to be accessible to you. We will work tirelessly to address your concerns’ after all, we are only here because of you," he said.
According to the Senate President, the maiden interactive session between the National Assembly and CSOs on the 2016 budget was convened to allow both members of parliament and the CSOs to "explore new angles, consider fresh opinions and weigh new suggestions on the reasonable changes that need to be made, and on the best way to forge ahead with the 2016 appropriation process.
"This is not only an opportunity for you to air your views, it is also a window that has presented itself that will allow all of us to work together to pass a budget that we can all be proud of.
"Therefore, I urge you all to feel free to point out your genuine concerns about the budget. Know that your relevant input is crucial towards ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of the National Assembly to pass a document that we can all be proud of.
"When the civil society of a nation is strong, loud and empowered - we are all better off for it. When the civil society is a part of the process - with seats of their own at the decision-making table - governments become more responsive and accountable," he said.
The Senate President also pledged that the observations and inputs on the 2016 budget made by the CSOs at the session would form part of the report of the Senate Committee on Diaspora and Civil Society Organizations to the Senate Committee on Appropriation for onward submission to Senate in plenary.
He called on the CSOs and Nigerians to continue to support the National Assembly, as it strives to "acquire and execute critical and suitable programs that are highly beneficial to every citizen of this nation.
"These sessions might be baby steps to some, but know that little steps are the beginnings of greater outcomes that lead to the positive change that Nigerians voted for at the polls," he said.
Earlier in her address, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Diaspora and Civil Society Organizations, Senator Rose Oko, urged the CSOs to work with the National Assembly to ensure that there is citizen's participation in the 2016 Appropriation Bill.
"Through your capacities of reach, advocacy and data collection, your contribution to this document (2016 budget) will not only enhance our mandate of appropriation for government, but also to ensure that there is citizen participation in the decision making process of government at this crucial level," Senator Oko stated.
Over 300 participants representing different CSOs and NGOs attended the session. Some of the CSOs that participated in the interactive session include: PLAC, CENCOJ, BudgIT, HOMEF, ActionAid, CODE, EiE Nigeria, FEPAR, BMGF, NNNGO, Oxfam, ONE Campaign, OSIWA, YIAGA, NDI, CSR in Action, among others.

30 comments:

tosisochukwu said...

Saraki you follow the talk this kin thing?






Well politics is all about betrayed


































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Bonita Bislam said...

Like who doesn't know about white elephant projects in this goddamn country.We all know the problem, "win your war through action not arguments" Sir #48LawsOfPower

Anonymous said...

Too sure of that


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fresh presh said...

freshpresh says, they should stop talking about the past and dwell in the present joor

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

Make Una do something about it asap then.

Anonymous said...

Please be quiet and just work. We are getting tired if the blame game. - Newyorker ( Linda let's get married )

Anonymous said...

Please be quiet and just work. We are getting tired if the blame game. - Newyorker ( Linda let's get married )

Vivian Reginalds said...

Saraki shirap
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

lucky boss said...

When they knew they had no plans for nigeria but blames why did they contest for elections and making useless policies, useless people

Juliet Iwuno said...

The masses are suffering biko. Linda take note!

Jamila Shaibu said...

Hmmmmmmmmm toh

samson adele said...

Ok Oooo

olumide abiodun said...

I guess these man wants to go from bad to good...Let's see how things turn out.



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BELIYU HARUN INU said...

nice one( linda is it not time we get married

Alpacino D said...

Tosiso.. Ur kind of pesin in di village drags plots of land like dey dragged free pussy while I was in jupita de mientus la hola brohono excunchelle

Mrs Poche said...

Since linda bought her banana island house, her suitors has increased...lol

Mrs Poche said...

Since linda bought her banana island house, her suitors has increased...lol

YOUNGBUHARI said...

Look at saraki.

Pretty face said...

Ok o

Anonymous said...

Aboki kindly go and marry ur fellow abokiress, Lind's wealth is much, she can't invest it there. Hahahahahaa......

Anonymous said...

Was Saraki not part of 6th and 7th assembly? So what did do to ensure those administrations and ministers that didn't perform were brought to book? Osisko!!!

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Nenyechi said...

Still talking abt d old shit..dumb heads

Rina Suzuki said...

That's why you were voted.. work and stop complaining.. thieves..

Owakah I said...

They said the masses are suffering una ne dey hear

owakah (A.K.A. Innosometin) said...

nice

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

Everybody talking rubbish.. when Nigeria even dey better self. Tomorrow govt will still blame this present govt. They should do their work n less d talk jare.

California Love said...

He said its gonna be like a baby step.. Meaning that nothing its gonna happen, except touring the world round until thier 4yrs expires.. #Bullshit

ivgold said...

this clearing shows that this present government have no vision for Nigeria.. always blaming the pass government for everything is becoming too much.

Anonymous said...

would the chaotic budget of 2016 have fared better?

Anonymous said...

Wailing losers really destroyed the economy of Nigeria. Thank you Sariki for this eye opener

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