House of Representatives member Ganiyu Johnson has said the National Assembly will continue to give priority to national budget to prevent delay in its implementation.
He added that it was uneconomical to pass budget mid way into the budget year. He said 2020 budget was quickly passed in view of the urgent need to better the lives of the people.
The lawmaker who spoke to reporters during the second phase of the ‘Johnson Food for All’ at the All Progressives Congress (APC), Oshodi-Isolo Constituency office, Lagos said government would work to make life better.
He said the National Assembly would meet the deadline, adding that it would expedite action.
He said what they wanted to achieve was to ensure that some of the capital projects were done, noting that it would not make sense to release the budget half way into the budget year.
According to him, since legislators started work on the budget early enough, they should be able to accomplish the objective, stressing that government was poised to deliver the dividends of democracy.
He noted that the essence of the quick consideration by the 9th Assembly was to meet the aspirations of Nigerians.
The former Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure in Lagos State explained that government was aware there was hunger in the land, adding that this was the reason for the programme.
He said the deplorable condition of Lagos roads has been brought to the fore at the lower chamber of National Assembly.
Johnson said the climatic change made it impossible for road construction to commence, adding that construction could not be done during rainy season.
He maintained that asphalt would not last when used during the rainy season, stressing that the Lagos State government was ready to construct and rehabilitate the roads.
He appealed to Lagosians to exercise patience with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, noting that, in the next four weeks when the weather would have been favourable, work would commence on Lagos roads in earnest.