A member of the House of Representatives, representing Agege Federal Constituency, Lagos State, Taofeek Adaranijo, on Tuesday said the full details of the 2016 Appropriation Bill would be forwarded by the National Assembly to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent before the end of the week.
Buhari had refused to sign the budget owing to the failure of the National Assembly to send the full details of the N6.06tn harmonised budget passed by the two chambers.
Adaranijo, who spoke shortly after inspecting some projects in Lagos, stated that the Senate and House of Representatives’ committees on appropriation had been working together to ensure that the president got the full details of the budget before the end of the week.
He said, “The delay was caused by the lapses identified in the budget. As responsible parliamentarians, the lapses identified had to be sorted out first.”
Adaranijo, who is a member of the House Committee on Works, inspected ongoing road constructions by the Lagos State Government in collaboration with the Agege Local Government Area and the Orile-Agege Local Council Development Area.
Adaranijo, who also inspected the ongoing construction of the Abule Egba flyover and some borehole projects which he sponsored for the people of his constituency in Magbon, Olusanya and Ago Igbira, commended Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for taking the initiative to partner the councils.
He said, “The projects have demonstrated Ambode’s love for the people. It must also be noted that this is about the first time that such first class roads would be constructed with walkways, drainage channels and streetlights.
“During electioneering, we made a lot of promises to the people. The projects are in fulfillment of our promises to them.
“As a representative of the people, I felt it is pertinent for me to come and see what is going on so I can report back. Anytime I see the governor, I will appreciate him for the ongoing projects.”
The Chairman of All Progressives Congress in the Orile-Agege LCDA, Sunday Ajayi, commended Ambode and Adaranijo for the projects in the council, adding that the projects were excellent.