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Revenue Accruals To FG Must Be Emitted – Ahmed Lawan



Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has said that revenue accruals to the Federal Government have to be remitted to ensure the implementation of the 2020 Appropriation Act.

He revealed this in an address at the resumption of plenary today at the National Assembly, Abuja.

Ahmed, who said that it was clear that revenue generation was a main problem in the nation, asked for every hand to be on deck to make sure accruals to the government were received and remitted.

He added that the budget has to be implemented completely to guarantee efficiency, economy, and value for money.

His words, “My distinguished colleagues, revenue generation, collection and remittance are important, indeed critical determinant and success factors in the implementation of the Budget.

“The Senate will engage with relevant revenue generating agencies on a quarterly basis with a view to supporting them to achieve optimum performance in discharging their mandates.

“My distinguished colleagues, as we resume, we should remember that though we did well previously, there is still so much work to be done.

“The National Assembly needs to follow through the implementation of the 2020 Budget for 12 months that the budget will be implemented by the executive arm of government.

“This is with a view to ensuring that the budget is implemented fully, ensuring efficiency, economy and value for money.

“We want ministries, departments and agencies to be cooperative and forthcoming with necessary information whenever such are requested.

“The oversight by the National Assembly is as important and critical as passing the Budget itself.”

“Before we went on the recess, the Senate held roundtable on power, agriculture and solid minerals sectors with the view to identifying the challenges militating against the optimum performance by those sectors.

“The reports of the discussions are ready and will be presented to the Senate by the appropriate committees. The reports will be debated in plenary and necessary resolutions will be taken.”

“The Senate is going to pursue the implementation of community policing vigorously; the police authorities will be invited to brief and update the Senate on the progress made so far.”

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