- Senate President Ahmed Lawan has revealed when the 2020 budget will be passed by the National Assembly
- Lawan said that the budget will be passed before the end of December 2019
- The Senate president stated that ministries, departments and agencies have until the end of October to make their defence
Ahmed Lawan, the president of the Senate, has said that 2020 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, October 8, will be passed before the end of December 2019.
Lawan informed ministries, departments and agencies that they have not more than October to defend their voted in relation the budget in order to ensure the quick passage of the budget, The Nation reports.
He said: “We have earmarked the month of October to be the sole window for all budget defence activities in this year by all MDAs. Our committees will be expected to conclude their work on budget defence within October 2019.
“The subsequent necessary legislative work will be carried out in November and December leading to eventual passage before December 31.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Muhammadu Buhari had said that the Nigerian economy had recorded massive improvement under his administration.
President Buhari on Tuesday said that the yearly economic growth increased from 0.82 percent in 2017 to 1.93 percent in 2018, and 2.02 percent in the first half of 2019.
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