20 March 2016, Lagos – The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Finance, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, believes the executive arm of government will learn from the mistakes in the 2016 Budget.
Abdulmumin also disclosed that the budget could be laid before the National Assembly on Tuesday and passed next week. He noted that some of the problems in the budget were understandable because this is the first time Nigeria would have a transition, not only from one President to the other but also from one political party to another.
The Committee Chair commended President Muhammadu Buhari on his role that led to the resolution of the budget crisis.
The lawmaker told Sunday Vanguard yesterday: “I have been the Chair of the House Finance and now Appropriation Committee for almost five years now; so I have been involved in no fewer than five budget cycles. I can tell you straight-away that the 2016 Appropriation Bill has been the most difficult I have had to deal with. I have hardly slept in the last two weeks and I can say the same for the other members of the committee, including that of the Senate”.