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National Assembly lacks power to insert new projects into budget –SANs

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), on Tuesday, faulted the claim that a Federal High Court in Abuja had, last year, affirmed the power of the National Assembly to increase budgetary estimates submitted to it by the President.

Falana was the plaintiff in the suit in which Justice Gabriel Kolawole delivered the judgment cited by the federal lawmakers that the power of the National Assembly to alter the executive’s budgetary estimates had been recognised by the court.

Also, another Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Chijioke Okoli; Mr. Norrison Quakers (SAN), Emeka Ngige (SAN) and Prof. Kanyinsola Ajayi (SAN) faulted the contention of the federal lawmakers that the National Assembly had the right to introduce projects into the budget prepared by the executive.

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