Reps to pass MTEF Tuesday, December 5
The spokesman of the House of Representatives, Abdulrasak Namdas has said that the lower chamber will ensure that the 2018 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) is passed on Tuesday, December 5.
The National Assembly is expected to adjourn plenary for two weeks effective Tuesday to enable members embark on oversight functions to ministries, departments and agencies of government (MDAs) to ascertain the level of capital implementation of the 2017 budget.
The adjournment of plenary actitives is also to enable it attend to MDAs which are expected to commence their 2018 budget defence.
Speaking during the media briefing, Namdas allayed concerns that the ongoing debate of the 2018 budget could have great implications in view of the fact that the MTEF is yet to be passed.
He said though there's been pressure from Nigerians to pass the budget, the National Assembly will nevertheless, take its time to do a thorough job before passage.
He however expected that the executive will also play its part by ensuring that the budget is well implemented when passed by the parliament.