The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the early passage of the 2020 Budget by the 9th National Assembly as another solid milestone by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration.
Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, National Publicity Secretary of APC in a statement commended both chambers of the National Assembly – Senate and House of Representatives, for putting national interest before any other interest – a clean departure from the 8th National Assembly which used filibustering, political manipulation and other devious practices in their failed attempt to sabotage the APC government.
Onilu also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for showing leadership in the prompt submission of the 2020 budget proposals and his clear directive to heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies to suspend international travels to defend their respective budgets and provide the required cooperation to the National Assembly in order to ensure timely passage of the 2020 budget.
On the benefits of the early passage of the budget, he said it will guarantee full implementation of many of the economic, infrastructural, social investments and other developmental programmes contained in the budget and which will directly and positively impact on the people.
The ruling party’s spokesman also added that the early budget passage will allow for proper and better planning for both the government and the private sector.
“The entire financial architecture of our country would benefit from this. This includes project financing, contract execution timeline, project implementation and performance monitoring. It will make public procurement predictable, business climate stable, and give confidence to investors” he said.