Reps pass NCC N553.7bn budget

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has transmitted to the House of Representatives, the proposed budget of the Federal Capital Territory for 2023.

It also adopted the report of its Committee on Telecommunications on the budget of the Nigerian Communications Commission for 2023.

Deputy Speaker of the House, Ahmed Wase, who presided over the plenary on Tuesday, read out Buhari’s cover letter on the appropriation bill to members.

The letter was titled, ‘Transmission of the FCT 2023 statutory budget proposal.’

In the preparation of the Federal Capital Territory’s 2023 statutory budget proposal, the Federal Capital Territory Administration aligns with the Federal Government’s laudable fiscal development policies.

“Accordingly, the FCT 2023 budget proposal prioritises improvement in health care services, job creations, youth empowerment, social welfare services, education and increased productivity in agriculture, in order to lift significant numbers of our citizens out of poverty.

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