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Flash! N162bn Supplementary Budget: We Speedily Passed It In The Overall Interest Of Nigerians – Senate

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The Chairman Senate Committee on Rules and Business, Senator Ita Enang, Friday said the upper chamber had to approve President Goodluck Jonathan’s request for an addition N162 billion being an additional part of the 2012 supplementary budget for fuel subsidy without delay because of the overall security implication of the request and for the overall interest of Nigerians.

Underscoring the expeditious passage of the Bill, he said: “Senate considered that yes we did, we suspended our rules because the rules is our own, we ought to have done it in two or three days but it was a national security question, which we needed to consider and pass in an expeditious manner to make sure that it does  not stay.

“However we have fixed Wednesday 19, for the consideration and passage of the 2013 budget by the notice paper that has been published and we have almost as an exclusive…

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