The Chairman , Senate Committee on National Planning and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator Olubunmi Adetunmbi, has canvassed the inclusion of some National Assembly members in the National Economic Council.
He said the active involvement and participation of the National Assembly in the economic policies was crucial to the early implementation of the nation’ s budget .
Adetunmbi stated this in Abuja while reacting to the 2021 budget estimates presented to the joint session by the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd ), the penultimate week .
He said the fiscal policies of the government depended on the activities of the federal parliament .
He said , “ It is better for the National Assembly to have representatives in the National Economic Council since we have the power of the purse and we pass the budget .
“ The fiscal policy of the government is intended on the activities of the National Assembly .