PDP Asks MDAs To Stop Delaying Passage Of 2018 Budget

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the heads of Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) to stop delaying the passage of the 2018 Appropriation Bill by the National Assembly.

In a meeting last month with the president, the leadership of both lawmaking houses had told the president the blame for the non-passage of the 2018 budget lays with the MDAs who have failed to present their budgets.

Speaking to NAN, the PDP national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said MDAs continued lateness is disrespectful of the National Assembly and the situation should be immediately rectified.

He said: “The Ministries, Departments and Agencies have this attitude of disrespecting members and the institution of the National Assembly.

“This has not been the practice since the return of democracy in 1999. What we see these days is that the National Assembly would invite Ministers and Heads of Agencies and they will just ignore them.

“We are not helping democracy; the National Assembly is the bastion of our democracy; the Executive and Judiciary are always there but what gives us democracy is the National Assembly.”

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