Reps Commend Navy On Performance, Skip Budget Scrutiny

The House of Representatives’ Committee on Navy decided not to scrutinise the budgets of the Nigerian Navy for three years, saying the military outfit had performed well.

The committee, at its budget defense session, asked the Chief of Naval Staff, AwwalGambo, to skip presentation of Navy’s 2020 and 2021 budgetary performances, while it adopted its 2022 proposal as presented, promising to allocate more funds to the outfit.

The Chairman of the committee, Yusuf Gagdi, had called on Gambo to present 2020 and 2021 budget performances, as well as the proposed estimate for 2022.

During the presentation, Gagdi asked the Chief Naval Staff to skip to the ‘challenges’ section of the presentation; and as Gambo touched on 2021 budget presentation, Gagdi, again, asked him to skip to 2022 proposal.

After the Chief of Naval Staff’s presentation, Gagdi said, “At the risk of political misrepresentation, the committee notes what you are talking about because we have gone round the country to see the challenges and to equally see the level of implementation of those budgets.

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