• Reps has no power to insert projects in budget – SERAP tells Dogara

    Reps has no power to insert projects in budget – SERAP tells Dogara

    Against the background of allegations of budget padding and abuse of public trust by the leadership of the House of Representatives, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has told the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, that, “There is absolutely no constitutional provisions that grant to members or leaders of the House of Representatives the power to insert projects in the budget.”

    The organization said “the idea of members of the National Assembly allocating projects to their constituencies […]

  • Budget padding is a crime of corruption – SERAP tells Dogara

    Budget padding is a crime of corruption – SERAP tells Dogara

    Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has faulted the claim by the Speaker of House of Representatives Mr Yakubu Dogara that “budget padding is not a crime under Nigerian law.”

    Mr Dogara said this after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa last week.

    According to him, “Budget padding is not an offence. What is padding? I studied law and I have been in the legislature and all this period I have never heard of the word padding being […]