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Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari will present the 2021 budget to the joint session of the National Assembly next week.
Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan disclosed this on Tuesday during plenary.
The senate just resumed from their recess and has immediately swung into action.
The upper chamber had been on recess since July, 2020.
According to Lawan, the president would present his budget next week for quick passage of the appropriation bill into law.
‘The Joint committee will present it’s report to the Senate today for consideration. This is a precursor to the presentation of the 2021 Budget Estimates by the Executive Arm of Government soon. I am aware that the Executive will be presenting the 2021 Budget Estimates by next week,’ Lawan said.
‘Like last year, the month of October, 2020 will be dedicated for this exercise. Subsequent months of November and December will be dedicated to the internal processing of the Budget by NASS.’‘The various MDAs are therefore advised to ensure that they avail themselves the opportunity of the Budget defense window to appear with all the relevant and necessary information to defend their Budget Estimates,’ Lawan added.