Buhari to present 2021 Appropriations Bill before the National Assembly on Thursday, October 8

Buhari to present 2021 Appropriations Bill before the National Assembly on Thursday, October 8

- President Buhari has written the National Assembly over 2021 Appropriations Bill

- The president wrote to seek permission to present the bill on Thursday

- This was disclosed in a letter read by Senate president Lawan

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President Muhammadu Buhari has written the National Assembly, requesting their approval to present the 2021 Appropriations Bill before them on Thursday, October 8.

This was disclosed when Senate President Ahmad Lawan read a letter from Buhari.

A tweet by the Nigerian Senate read:

"Senate President Ahmad Lawan read a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari requesting for the approval of the senate to present the 2020 Appropriations Bill before the National Assembly on Thursday, 8th October, 2020."

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that in a meeting presided over by President Buhari, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) projected the sum of N13.08 trillion as the financial budget for 2021.

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Buhari to present 2021 Appropriations Bill before the National Assembly on Thursday

Buhari has written the National Assembly over 2021 Appropriations Bill. Credit: National Assembly.
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This decision was revealed to State House correspondents in Abuja on Wednesday, September 30, by Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning.

Apart from telling journalist the projected capital expenditure for 2021 was projected at N2.083 trillion, the minister of finance also disclosed that the oil benchmark had been fixed at $40 per barrel.

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Legit.ng had also reported that following the decrease in Nigeria's income, the minister said the country’s revenue leakages were making her lose sleep.

The minister made this known while responding to a question posed to her by Poju Oyemade, senior pastor of Covenant Christian Centre, during The Platform in Lagos.

The event is an annual conference organised to mark Nigeria’s independence anniversary which is celebrated every October 1.

She said:

“We have been trying to block and also enhance the cohesion of our people, especially within the revenue ecosystem. We have invested in the IT system and trying to collaborate and bring things together.
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