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N’Assembly jacks up budget by N143bn, passes estimates Thursday


The size of the 2017 budget has risen by over N143bn, a report of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Appropriations indicated on Tuesday.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s original estimates, laid before a joint session of the Senate and the House on December 14, 2016, tallied at N7.298tn.

But the new figure reported by the House committee on Tuesday stood at N7.441tn, a difference of over N143bn.

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