“The National Assembly need to put in same effort, determination and commitment to ensure early completion of work on the draft budget before the end of the year.
“Approving the budget on schedule by the lawmakers will facilitate its effective implementation in January,” he said.
Also, a public analyst, Martins Jaffiya said the president, in the budget presentation, reitrated his administration’s commitment to good governance, fighting corruption and justice sector reform.
This, he said, would enable him to bequeath a better legacy to the succeeding administration on sound economic footing.
Mr Garba Ibrahim and Monica Musa, retired civil servants in Bauchi, lauded the appropriation of N854.8 billion for gratuities and pension administration in the 2023 fiscal year.
Ibrahim stressed the need for the government to adopt proactive measures to ensure prompt release of funds to mitigate sufferings of the retirees.
“The president indicated his commitment to uplift the lives of senior citizens in all facets of human endeavors.
“Some of us have retired without gratuity, while others still have challenges with their pensions,” she said.