House of Representatives calls for the automation of the nation’s budget

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The House of Representatives has called for the automation of the nation’s budget in order to improve the process.

They made the call at the resumed plenary of lawmakers on Tuesday at the lower chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja, after about eight weeks of recess.

Following a motion raised on the floor of the House, the lawmakers resolved to urge the Federal Executive Council to automate the national budget formulation, execution and reporting process.

They also mandated the House Committees on Finance, Appropriations, and Justice, to convene a legislative summit with relevant stakeholders to improve the budget process.

A member of the House from Bauchi State, Mr Mansur Soro, had raised the motion in which he stressed the need to improve the process.

He noted that the annual budget plays a crucial role in economic management and development policies of any nation.