President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of N895 billion as supplementary budget for the Senate. This is to supplement the N13,588,027,886,175 which was passed by the National Assembly as 2021 budget.
According to Guardian newspapers, The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, disclosed the receipt of the N895 billion Supplementary Budget Bill from the President after the closed-door screening of the Chief of Army Staff, Major General, Farouk Yahaya.
Senator Ali Ndume (photo credit: BBC news)
According to the Senator, “The supplementary budget is before us and we will give it speedy consideration. What we have discussed is in camera and is all well and we are expecting a light at the end of the tunnel.”
He also added the fact that the President promised that he would ‘rejig’ the Country’s security architecture and he has fulfilled his promise.
The Chief of Army Staff, who had also attended the screening, spoke with the Journalists after the screening session and gave the assurance that the Nigerian army would keep on doing its best to tackle insecurity in the country.