With the 2023 Appropriation Bill passed by both chambers of the National Assembly signed by the President this week, attention is largely shifting to key components of the budget. This piece is focused on allocations to the National Assembly and associated institutions
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday signed the Appropriation Bill for the 2023 fiscal year, six days after its passage by both chambers of the National Assembly.
At the brief ceremony televised from the Council Chambers of the State House Abuja, the President noted that the aggregate expenditure as contained in the budget is N21.83 trillion.
According to a copy of the document passed by the Senate and House of Representatives last Wednesday, which our Correspondent sighted, over N200 billion is allotted to the National Assembly and associated institutions in the breakdown of statutory transfers.
See the breakdown below:
Severance/Inauguration of Outgoing and Incoming 9th and 10th National Assembly (Legislators and Legislative Aides) – N30.173,520 billion
National Assembly Office – N30.492 billion
Senate – N33.267 billion
House of Representatives – N51.994 billion
National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) – N10.555 billion
Legislative Aides – N16,520,653 billion
Public Accounts Committee (Senate) – 118, 970 million
Public Accounts Committee (House of Reps) – 142,764 million
General Services – 11,307,475 billion
National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) – N7.411,813 billion
Service Wide Vote – N671,335 million
Office of Retired Clerks and Permanent Secretaries – N1,059,121 billion
Appropriation Committee Department – Senate – N125, 000 million
Appropriation Committee Department – House of Reps – N165, 000 million
National Assembly Library Building (ongoing) – N4,25 billion
Hosting of Conference of Speakers of African Parliament (COSAP) – N127, 500 million
NASS Liabilities – N8 billion
NASS E-Library – N255 million
NASS Dashboard – N188,150 million
Constitution Review – N850 million
Completion of the NILDS Headquarters – N2.5 billion
Construction of the National Assembly Service Commission Building – N10 billion
The passage of the N21,827,188,747,391 budget passed by the National Assembly marks an increase of N1,319,246,566,677 from the initial sum of N20.5 trillion presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to a joint session of the National Assembly in October.