The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has asked the Senate President and the Speaker of House of Representatives, Godswill Akpabio and Tajudeen Abbass, respectively, to halt the planned spending of N110 billion on bulletproof cars and palliative for members.
The group made this known in a statement on Sunday by its deputy director, Kolawole Oluwadare.
SERAP asked President Bola Ahmed Tibubu to make a fresh supplementary appropriation bill without the inclusion of the N110 billion for cars and support to lawmakers.
The group stressed that N110 billion can be used to address the problem of out-of-school children.
SERAP described the alleged act as a breach of public trust.
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“Repeal the 2022 Supplementary Appropriation Act to reduce the budget for the National Assembly by N110bn, reflect the current economic realities in the country and address the impact of the removal of fuel subsidy on the over 137 million poor Nigerians.”
“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu should present a fresh supplementary appropriation bill, to redirect the N110 billion to address the situation of the over 20 million out-of-school children in Nigeria, for the approval of the National Assembly”, SERAP stated.
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