According to reports, the National Assembly is on a collision course with the Executive over the Presidency’s quest for emergency powers on the economy.
The Executive wants additional powers to act independently on budgetary allocations for projects that require immediate attention and were not previously captured.
Some lawmakers, however, disagree, saying the National Assembly is constitutionally empowered to oversee every stage of spending in the budget.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, made this position known in Abuja at the Gallery […]
The move by President Muhammadu Buhari to secure emergency powers aimed at addressing the nation’s economic crisis may not see the light of the day, as senators yesterday rejected the proposed bill, saying Buhari was seeking to transform himself into a tyrant and would foist a dictatorship on the nation.
The bill entitled, “Emergency Economy Stabilisation Bill 2016”, will be sent to the National Assembly by the president upon resumption from its summer vacation and after the Eid el Kabir holidays.