- A new date has been set for the passage of the 2021 budget
- The postponement of the passage of the bill was announced by the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday, December 16
- Lawan revealed that the executive arm recently made new requests of expenditure to be reflected in the budget
- The senate boss went ahead to fix Monday, December 21, for the passage of the budget
The Senate on Wednesday, December 16, postponed the passage of the 2021 national budget approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
During the plenary of the red chamber on Wednesday, the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, informed senators that the delay is due to the development of new items of expenditure sent to the legislature by the executive arm of the federal government.
According to Lawan, the Senate's committee on finance will ensure it captures the new fresh in its 2021 appropriation bill report.
He added that there will be a special session on Monday, December 21, where senators will deliberate upon and pass the 2021 budget.
Meanwhile, President Buhari on Thursday, October 8, presented the proposed 2021 budget of N13 trillion to the senators and members of the House of Representatives at the National Assembly (NASS) chamber in Abuja.
Just as the Senate president, Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan, revealed that President Buhari arrived the floor of the chamber for the presentation of the proposed budget.
According to the president, the budget has been themed the budget of economic recovery and resilience.
There was joy among lawmakers when President Buhari announced that the sum of 128 billion has been allocated to the NASS in the budget.
The president, for the first time, was reported to have made his way into the chamber of the NASS through the lower entrance of the zero floor.
Lawan had announced that the budget, in line with the president's drive to ensure integrity and functionality in his administration, will be presented on Thursday.
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