By Bukola Olasanmi
President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has released details of National Assembly’s 2018 budget in public domain.
The release came on the heels of the pressure mounted on the Senate by Nigeria’s budget watchdog, BudgIT.
Saraki had taken to his verified Twitter handle @SPNigeria on Friday, in a tweet publicly addressed to BudgIT.
Saraki had tweeted,
“Find the details of the 2018 Budget of the National Assembly here: http://nass.gov.ng/document/download/10247 …
“This is in accordance with the commitment of the leadership of the 8th National Assembly to accountability and transparency. #OpenNASS.”
BudgIT Nigeria, a civic tech organisation that claims to “raise the standards of transparency, citizen engagement and accountability most especially in public finance,” said that, since 2015, it had consistently demanded that the annual allocations of National Assembly be public.