Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said lawmakers will not allow President Muhammadu Buhari to be humiliated, in the going deliberations over the 2017 proposed budget.
Dogara stated this while addressing a round-table on the N7.29trillion budget proposal, organised by the All Progressives Congress, APC Governors in Abuja on Monday.
“I must say that the APC as the party with majority in the National Assembly will not allow Mr. President and the APC as the ruling political party to be humiliated or defeated on its budget priorities as we are all part of the same government,” he said.
Dogara also insisted they were very sensitive about constituency matters irrespective of party affiliation.
“It is however, important to stress that on budget matters members of the National Assembly tend to be very sensitive to their constituency representational functions, irrespective of party,” he said.
He promised that the passage and implementation of the budget would be transparent.