In the “Bills for Act to authorize the issue from the statutory revenues of the following agencies of the Federal Government of Nigeria”, Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) has the highest amount of N143.5 billion. The FIRS is followed by Nigeria Customs Service and Federal Mortgage Bank with budgets of N81.2 billion each. Federal Airports Authority has allocation of N72.6 billion. News Agency of Nigeria has N1.6 billion, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, N9.1 billion; Nigerian Television Authority, N6.9 billion, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) N420.7 million. Nigeria Postal Service has an estimate of N34.365 billion, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, N19.79 billion and Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, N39.01 billion. A total of N7.22 billion is allocated to National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), National Broadcasting Commission, N1.79 billion, while Nigerian Copyright Commission has N1.14 billion estimated expenditure. Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) proposal for the period is N15.14 billion, Corporate Affairs Commission, N15.02 billion; Standard Organisation of Nigeria, N29.33 billion and Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission N7.78 billion. Others include Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority for the period is N28.26 billion and Industrial Training Fund, N39 billion. Federal Housing Authority and Nigerian Communication Commission had the least budgets of N41.42 billion and N70.67 billion, respectively. Leading the debate on the bills, House Leader, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, pointed out much benefit would be derived in the passage of the budgets for the agencies. The budgets were unanimously adopted by members when the Speaker of the House, Mr Yakubu Dogara, put it to a voice vote. (NAN) ]]>

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