The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has ordered ministers and other heads of Federal Government’s Ministry, Department and Agencies to appear before relevant committees of the National Assembly for budget defence.
The National Assembly especially its committees had always clashed with heads of MDAs over non-appearance by ministers and top FG officials at budget defence sessions.
Buhari, while presenting the 2021 Appropriation Bill to a joint session of the National Assembly on Thursday, thanked the current 9th Assembly for maintaining a cordial relationship with the Executive.
The President, therefore, ordered heads of MDAs to be “personally available for budget defence.”
Meanwhile, Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, stated that henceforth, FG officials would not be allowed into venues of hearings with their armed security guards.