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Nigerian Senate suspends 2023 Defence budget over Ministers refusal to honor committee invitation

The Nigerian Senate has now suspended the consideration of the Budget for the Ministry of Defence over the Minister’s refusal to honour multiple invitations by its Adhoc Committee.

The Senate through its Committee on Navy reached the decision when the Minister appeared at the National Assembly to defend its budget estimates.

The Minister of Defence is getting knocks from Senate’s Committee on Defence for his reluctance to escalate Efforts by the senate to resuscitate the grounded NNS ARADU, Nigeria’s largest and most powerful Naval fleet.

The committee says before it can proceed to receive the Ministry’s Budget, the Minister must answer the calls of the Adhoc Committee

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