A House of Representatives committee yesterday turned down the N6.97 billion 2017 budget proposal for the ministry of communications for lack of details.
The committee on communications chaired by Rep Saheed Fijabi (APC, Oyo) said during budget defence that it would only consider the proposal after a careful assessment of all the projects proposed in the details.
The lawmakers asked communications minister, Adebayo Shittu to make all the details available, including those of the 2016 budget performance with all the expenses procured clearly stated.
“With the documents before us, there is need for this committee to oversight these projects because Nigerians have been blaming the legislature for not doing its job,” Fijabi said.
They therefore adjourned the session until the minister provides relevant documents.