The Senate has passed a 2022 budget of N17.126 trillion against N16.391 trillion as presented by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Senate while passing the bill increased the benchmark price of crude from $57 to $62 per barrel, from which a proposed increase in revenue is expected.
The sum of N3.8 trillion is for debt service, N6.9 trillion recurrent non-debt expenditure while N5.4 trillion is for capital expenditure.
The lawmakers made provision for 10% of monies recovered by EFCC and the National Financial Intelligence Unit to be utilised by the agencies for their operations, to strengthen their fight against corruption.
The budget deficit was increased by N98 billion to accommodate some other requests of national importance which have not been captured in the budget estimates and which could not be covered by the revenue increase.