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Mark clarifies N/Assembly’s probing of budget implementation

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Senate President David Mark on Monday clarified that the National Assembly is not in competition with the executive arm of government over the implementation of the budget but exercising its constitutional role of oversight.

Mark told a workshop of civil society organisations and non- governmental organisations on ‘Budget monitoring, evaluation and reporting’ in Abuja that “when we ask questions about implementation of budget we are merely exercising our constitutional powers of appropriation and oversight”.

Mark specifically cited Section 88(2b) of the Nigerian constitution which states: “Subject to the provision of this constitution each House of the National Assembly shall have power by resolution to expose corruption, inefficiency, or waste in the execution or administration of laws within its legislative competence and in the disbursement or administration of funds appropriated by it”.

TUNJI OLAWUNI, Abuja