Concerned citizens have backed up the House of Representatives following the rejection of the N4.79bn budgetary allocation for a presidential match contained in the N2.176trn supplementary budget for the 2023 financial year transmitted to it on Tuesday by President Bola Tinubu.
They expressed confidence in the House for taking such a proactive approach.
In passing the supplementary budget on Thursday, the House moved the sum proposed for the yacht to student loan, bringing the total sum for the scheme to N10bn up from the initial N5.5bn.
Abubakar Bichi, who heads the House Appropriation Committee, stated this while addressing journalists on Thursday.
He further stated that the Committee increased the budgetary allocation of the Ministry of Defence from the initial allocation of N476bn to N546bn.
According to him, the foumonthlyhs wage award of N210bn for workers was considered and approved for onward transmission to the President for implementation,
He pledged adequate legislative oversight to ensure implementation.
The sum of 100bn was retained for the Federal Capital Territory as requested.