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Reps will be meticulous in scrutinizing 2024 budget – Deputy spokesman

The Deputy Spokesman of the House of Representatives, Philip Agbese, has assured Nigerians that the 2024 budget will undergo thorough scrutiny by various committee chairmen.

Agbese, during an interview with TVC on Friday, he said the budget will receive prompt attention to meet the needs of Nigerians.

He emphasized that the Legislative Agenda of the 10th National Assembly is all about transparency and accountability – virtues which he said are embodied by the Speaker, Tajudeen Abbas.

“The Speaker, Rt Hon Tajudeen Abbas had made it clear that the 10th House of Representatives was not going to be business as usual.

“His legislative agenda is to serve Nigeria and their welfare remains a priority.

“In the past, there have been issues with the budget. The House is in session at the moment to show its seriousness.

“We must agree that globally it has been challenging. But in Nigeria, we have seen hope. In the next few days, we are going to be scrutinizing every single detail in the budget. We will ensure that each figure is correct and in tandem with the current realities.

“Accountability and transparency will be the watchword as it is the legislative agenda of the 10th Assembly. I’m excited about the leadership because it reflects these principles,” Agbese said.



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