National Assembly lacks power to insert new projects into budget –SANs

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Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), on Tuesday, faulted the claim that a Federal High Court in Abuja had, last year, affirmed the power of the National Assembly to increase budgetary estimates submitted to it by the President.

Falana was the plaintiff in the suit in which Justice Gabriel Kolawole delivered the judgment cited by the federal lawmakers that the power of the National Assembly to alter the executive’s budgetary estimates had been recognised by the court.

Okoli, Quakers, Ngige and Ajayi described a situation where the legislators would alter the appropriation document in such a way that the executive would not be able to implement the budget as anomalous. Falana explained in a statement on Tuesday that Justice Kolawole never granted any power to the National Assembly to increase budgetary proposals.

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