Senate to receive 2020 budget report Tuesday


Barring any last-minute changes, the Senate is expected to receive the report on the 2020 Budget on Tuesday from its Committee on Appropriation.

The report on the N10.33trillion Budget could not be laid last week following a request by the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Barau Jibrin for more time.

Jibrin had asked the Senate to give him till this week to complete work on the report and submit it.

“We have been able to collate all the reports of the subcommittees and we have so far analysed these reports,” Jibrin said. “We have been having sleepless nights, we have been able to put everything together with our team of experts.

“What remains now is to crosscheck and make sure there is no mistake by crossing all the “T”s and dotting all the “I”s.

“Thereafter, we will now go to print because we want to submit all the details. What remains now, it will take us up to Sunday, so by Monday we should be able to have all the clear details and then we will lay it on Tuesday.”

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, approved Jibrin’s request and said that the report on the budget must be laid “unfailingly” by the committee on Tuesday (today) so that the Senate can consider and pass it within the week.

“I am sure you are working with the House Committee on Appropriation. The Senate will give you an additional week and that is unfailingly.

“Tuesday should be on 3rd of December, 2019. By the grace of God, you should be able to lay it here and the Senate should pass it within that week,” Lawan had said.




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