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2024 Budget: Reps hold town hall meeting

The House Committee on Appropriation and the Programmes Coordinating Unit, Office of the Speaker of Representatives, are currently holding a town hall meeting in Abuja, on the 2024 budget proposal presented by President Bola Tinubu.

The President had on November 9th, unveiled his N27.5 trillion fiscal plan for the nation in 2024 to a joint session of the National Assembly.  In his presentation, he had said: “The 2024 Appropriation has been themed the Budget of Renewed Hope. The proposed budget seeks to achieve job-rich economic growth, macro-economic stability, a better investment environment, enhanced human capital development, as well as poverty reduction and greater access to social security”.

But at the ongoing town hall meeting different stakeholders will scrutinise the budget. Already prominent personalities including the  House Chairman of the Appropriation Committee, Kabir Abubakar, his deputy, Iduma Enwo, and immediate past National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Iyiola Omisore, and many others are at the event.

Kabir while delivering his welcome address at the gathering said the purpose was to foster the involvement of citizens in the appropriation process

credit: PM News