The National Assembly has approved N70 billion to support the working conditions of new lawmakers, while allocating N500 billion for Nigerians to cushion the effects of fuel subsidy removal. The N819.5 billion budget includes N185 billion for the Ministry of Works and Housing to alleviate the impact of the 2022 flooding disaster, N19.2 billion for the Ministry of Agriculture to improve farmlands, N35 billion for the National Judicial Council, and N10 billion for the Federal Capital Territory Administration for critical projects.

The National Assembly consists of a Senate with 109 members and a 360-member House of Representatives, with each member receiving N149 million. The N500 billion is to be shared among families, with each receiving N8,000 each. Musa Ibrahim Rafsanjani, executive director of the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, criticized the N70 billion for lack of clarity and sincerity of purpose, especially during post-Covid recovery amid unfavorable macroeconomic conditions and increasing governance costs.

He emphasized the need for balanced efforts to maximize revenue generation while respecting principles of transparency, equity, and fairness. He emphasized the importance of technical sound, widely accepted, and administratively feasible government policies and programs for effective and efficient governance.