Just in: President Buhari to present 2019 budget next week

Just in: President Buhari to present 2019 budget next week

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly to notify them of his intention to present the 2019 budget to the lawmakers.

In the letter read by Speaker Yakubu Dogara on the floor of the House on Thursday, December 13, the president said he would present the budget proposal on December 19 at a joint session of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

President Buhari in the letter said: “May I crave the kind indulgence of the House of Representatives to grant me the slot of 11 hours on Wednesday, 19th December, 2018 to formally present the 2019 appropriation bill in a joint session and lay before the NASS the 2019 budget proposal."

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The presidency on Thursday, November 22, said it has yet to present the 2019 budget to the National Assembly because it is expecting the passage of the Medium Term Expenditure Framework/Fiscal Strategy Paper by the legislature, The Punch reports.

Legit.ng gathered that the senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (Senate) Solomon Ita-Enag, stated this during an interview with journalists in Abuja.

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Ita-Enag also denied that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration was having the highest turnover of rejected bills.

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