SENATE COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR COMMENDS THE MINISTRY ON FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF 2016 BUDGET
Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (rtd)
The Senate Committee on Interior has commended the Ministry of Interior on the successful implementation of its 2016 budget.
The commendation was made by the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Bayero Usman Nafada, CON, who led the committee members on an oversight visit to assess the 2016 budget performance of the Ministry.
Senator Nafada, who was impressed by the presentation by the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (rtd), commended the Ministry on performance level of its 2016 budget, describing it as significant.
He encouraged the Ministry to translate into reality such implementation by ensuring that all those awarded projects be closely monitored and completed before the end of the financial year.
The Committee promised to look into ways by which government could increase the Ministry’s overhead to enable it handle some expenditures occasioned by the merger of the erstwhile Ministry of Police Affairs with the Ministry of Interior.
The Committee also noted that the cost of the prison ration needed to be increased for better feeding of the inmates.
Earlier, the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (rtd), thanked the Committee for the visit and the cooperation which the Ministry enjoys from the Committee, adding that the Ministry would always be open to ideas from them.
Gen Dambazau promised that the Ministry would work hard to meet its target before the end of the financial year.
He disclosed that the Ministry has been working closely with relevant stakeholders to work out and implement modalities for the decongestion of prisons nationwide.
Chairman, Senate Committee on Interior, Bayero Usman Nafada
Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (rtd), with members of the Senate Committee on Interior, led by its Chairman, Bayero Usman Nafada; the Ag. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido