2018 budget: Reps bicker; conclude debate on MTEF/FSP

The House of Representatives Wednesday passed the 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) through second reading after a contentious debate.

The document was referred to the Committees on Finance, Appropriation, National Planning and Economic Development, Legislative Budget and Research and Aids, Loans and Debt Management to scrutinize and make recommendations to the House.

The passage of the document paved the way to begin consideration of the 2018 budget on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week.

Recall that President Muhamadu Buhari on Tuesday, 17th October, 2017 had forwarded a request to the Green Chamber for the approval of the 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and the Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP).

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