• N500bn social welfare budget: Reps query Buhari

    N500bn social welfare budget: Reps query Buhari

    The House of Representatives took the Federal Government to task on Tuesday over the N500bn earmarked in the 2016 budget for job creation and provision of other social services to vulnerable people.

    The House Committee on Legislative Budget/Research and the Committee on Poverty Alleviation queried the non-utilisation of the “huge budget” at a meeting with the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Investment, Mrs. Maryam Uwais, in Abuja.

    The lawmakers said they were concerned especially that the year would wind […]