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Reps Investigate Ministries’ Budget Implementation

The House of Representatives has directed all federal government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to submit details of their respective mid-year budget implementation, as part of efforts to ensuring full implementation of this year’s budget.

In line with the directive, the 89 standing committees of the House have written to the various MDAs upon which they perform oversight function, asking for details of monies released by the ministry of Finance and the Budget Office in order to monitor implementation of capital projects as well as personnel and overheads components of the 2014 budget.

The deadline given for the submission is July 16, 2014.

Chairman House committee on Health, Ndudi Elumelu, in a letter to the minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, dated June 30, 2014 requested details of all monies released so far for implementation of capital, personnel and overheads components of the budget.

Elumelu also directed the health minister to provide evidence on details of expenditure of his ministry and various departments and agencies including Federal Medical Centres, FMCs, for the period under review on or before the stipulated deadline.

Member of the House committee on Appropriation and Finance, Abdulraham Terab, said the lower chamber has concluded arrangements to ascertain the level of compliance with the 2014 budget.

Details of the N4.695 trillion approved in the 2014 Appropriation Act showed that the sum of N408.687 billion was for statutory transfers, N712 billion was for debt servicing, N2.454 trillion was for recurrent expenditure while N1.119 trillion was earmarked for capital expenditure.

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