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N98.5bn FCT budget bill finally passes second reading at Senate

The second reading of the bill was earlier stepped down pending when copies of details would be made available for senators. The Senate has finally passed the N98.5bn FCT 2024 supplementary appropriation bill which had earlier led to a rowdy session in the Senate due to unavailability of a breakdown to Senators. The bill seeks to consolidate the ongoing projects in the FCT and the six area councils within the territory. It proposed a total...

Setback for Wike as Senate steps down N98.5bn Abuja budget bill

The Abuja budget bill was stepped down because there were no details of how N98.5billion would be spent on as supplementary appropriation  The Senate has stepped down an Abuja supplementary budget bill seeking to approve a N98.5billion expenditure for ongoing projects within Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This was during Wednesday’s plenary session when the Senate Leader, Opeyemi Bamidele (APC, Ekiti Central), sought the chamber to debate the bill and possibly approve it. This...

Senate increases and passes N1.28trn FCT statutory budget

Senator Bomai noted that the FCT had proposed N1.15 trillion for the 2024 fiscal year, however, after deliberations from the committee, it recommended N1.28 trillion. The Senate has passed a sum of N1.28 trillion for the Federal Capital Territory, FCT 2024 Statutory Budget. The budget was approved following the presentation of the harmonised report of the joint Senate and House of Representatives Committees on FCT, by Senator Ibrahim Bomai (APC, Yobe South) during Tuesday’s plenary....

Senate urges police to recover 36 children trafficked out of FCT

The Senate called on the social department of the FCT to ensure that the registration of orphanages and shelters be properly checked and verified. The Senate has called on the police force to rescue the 36 children who were abducted and believed to be trafficked out of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This is as it requested that the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) establish systems to prevent child trafficking...

Senate mulls N10bn for national monument in Abuja

The senate committee assured that the national monument, if created, will serve as an alternative source of revenue to the country  The Senate committee on culture and creative economy has called for appropriation of N10 billion for the ministry of  arts, culture, and creative economy for the construction of a national monument in the Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In an appeal to the Appropriations Committee, which is chaired by Senator Solomon Olamilekan (APC,...

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