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Reps approve extension of 2023 supplementary budget implementation till June



The House of Representatives has amended the 2023 Supplementary Appropriation Act to allow for an extension in the implementation of capital projects.

The House, in a rapid hearing on Wednesday, revised the Act, allowing the extension of the capital components implementation from March 30 to June 30.

The bill’s presentation by Majority Leader, Rep. Usman Kumu (APC-Gombe), noted that President Bola Tinubu’s request prompted the necessary amendment.

Rep. Kumu the Majority Leader, introduced the bill and stated that the amendment was required due to a request from President Bola Tinubu.

He stated that the proposal to prolong the budget implementation date was for the country’s greater good.

Kumo stated that for the country to be governed well, the bill should receive support from all legislators, and he appealed to them to endorse it.

The bill, having cleared both the first and second readings, was reviewed by the Committee of Supply before being approved for a third reading.

Earlier, President Bola Tinubu requested that the national assembly prolong the duration for executing the 2023 supplementary budget until June 2024.

Tajudeen Abbas, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, read out Tinubu’s letter during the plenary meeting on Wednesday.