- Nigerians have been updated about when to expect the passage of the 2021 budget
- The president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, promises that the lawmakers would do a good work on the budget
- Lawan has spoken about important bills to be considered on the House
The National Assembly is expected to pass the 2021 budget in the second week of December, according to the president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.
Lawan made the disclosure on Friday, November 20, at a retreat for members of National Assembly Management and National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) in Abuja, Premium Times reported.
The Senate leader promised that the budget will be thoroughly scrutinised by the lawmakers.
Lawan said the Senate was considering passing some critical bills, including the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).
“And then again, we will take our time because this is a very delicate and sensitive piece of legislation.
“We will ensure what comes out of the National Assembly in the PIB is a product of legislation that will ensure that Nigeria earns its revenues from the oil and gas, as it should.
Meanwhile, Lawan has reacted to the call for the scrapping of the National Assembly by some notable Nigerians based on the alleged jumbo pay being enjoyed by the federal lawmakers.
According to the Leadership report, the Senate president said the annual budget of the National Assembly (NASS) is less than 1% of the total budget of Nigeria.
Legit.ng gathered the Senate president challenged those who are not comfortable with the senators in the Senate to exercise their rights and vote them out in 2023 at the polls.
In another news, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari's government has failed the country.
The Senate minority leader made the comment while being interviewed in a programme on Channels Television.
The PDP chieftain said the government's failures have been obvious for a while.
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