The leader of the upper national chamber Senator Bukola Seriki has assured Nigerians that, they are working hard to ensure they pass the federal government proposed 2016 budget by February.
The Senate president hinted LEADERSHIP Weekend yesterday at Dutse international Airport Jigawa State.
According to the Senate president, the national chambers would scrutinize the budget, effected all its legislative responsibility, and ensure speedy passage of the budget to allow the federal government to start delivering dividends of democracy to Nigerians who have high expectation on it.
Senator Saraki also assured Nigerians that, the sharp drop of oil price could not temper the budgets, urging them to feel at ease.
“On the Issue of federal government budget there is no cause for alarm, as it was designed not depend on oil revenue”.
“If you look at the budget the federal government has designed it to depend on non oil revenue for the first time in our recent history, the oil revenue is below 50 percent in the budget, so the dwindling price could not change anything in side it,” Senator Saraki stated.
Senator Saraki also debunked the rumor going round that, the senate is planing to reduce the budget size, adding that the national chamber would do everything possible to see the budget meet the expectation of Nigerians on the APC led federal government.