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2022 Budget: NASS promises enhanced allocation for security

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2022 Budget: NASS promises enhanced allocation for security

Senate Speaker Ahmad Lawan assured that the National Assembly will ensure that the security sector is given the lion’s share in the final copy of the 2022 budget.

Lawan said this at the opening of the 5th Conference of the Network of African Parliamentarians on Defense and Security Committees in Abuja.

This is contained in a statement by Awoniyi, the special media adviser to the Senate Speaker in Abuja on Thursday.

“Today our nation, our continent and even the world are facing insecurity.

“For us in Nigeria, in the National Assembly, our defense and security committees are probably the most overloaded, certainly the most busy.

“But since the creation of these committees in 2019, when these committees were formed, we saw insecurity in Nigeria as an integral part of our legislative agenda.

“And, of course, this is also the agenda of the administration, so there is a meeting point between us in the legislature at the National Assembly and the executive branch of government”, a- he declared.

Lawan added, “We believe this is a challenge we must face, otherwise development and progress will continue to be delayed and compromised.

“Just a few months ago, the National Assembly passed a supplementary budget of over 900 billion naira and about 80% of that budget, over 800 billion naira, was allocated to the security and defense of our country.

“And by God we intend to repeat the same feat, in the 2022 Appropriation Bill that has been presented to us, we will ensure that Nigeria’s defense and security is given the greatest credit to us d ‘keep our people safe.

“Our presence here as parliamentarians attests to this fact that we must fight against insecurity and ensure the defense of our country through this kind of forum.

Source: NAN

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