- The Nigerian Senate said it has received a letter from President Buhari regarding the presentation of the 2020 appropriation bill before the National Assembly
- According to the letter which was read by the president of the Senate, President Buhari will present the appropriation bill on Tuesday, October 8
- Meanwhile, the Senate has adjourned plenary and it will resume on the day scheduled for Buhari's presentation
The Nigerian Senate says President Muhammadu Buhari is set to present the 2020 Appropriation Bill before a joint session of the National Assembly on Tuesday, October 8.
The Senate stated this on Thursday, October 3, via its official Twitter handle, @NGRSenate.
According to the tweet by the upper legislative chamber, the president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, read before the Senate the letter from President Buhari regarding the scheduled date for the presentation of the 2020 Appropriation Bill.
Meanwhile, the Senate has adjourned till Tuesday when the president is expected to present the 2020 budget.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Senate had approved the recommendations of the Committee on Finance and National Planning on the 2020-2022 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP).
The recommendations were approved during the plenary on Thursday.
Similarly, the president of the Senate had earlier promised that the upper legislative chamber would begin work immediately when it resumed from recess.
He made the statement shortly after returning from a private visit to Morocco.
He noted that one of the major issues the lawmakers would be attending was the 2020 budget.
Lawan also said the Senate was eager to receive the 2020 appropriations bill just as he noted that the executive arm of government was working hard to make sure that the 2020 appropriation bill was presented as soon as possible.
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