2017 budget, MTEF, Magu’s screening to keep Senators busy this week

Posted by Mayowa Okekale, Abuja | 13 December 2016 | 3,118 times

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The Senate during session.

A major item on the agenda of the Senate is the presentation of the 2017 Appropriation Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari to a Joint Session of the National Assembly on Wednesday.

A look at the Notice Paper of the Senate also revealed that Senators will screen the nominee of President Buhari for the post of Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu this week. Magu is the acting chairman of the anti-graft agency.

Moreover, the Senate will also receive and consider the report of its Committee on the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) for 2017 - 2019.

Other legislative activities to engage the lawmakers include the consideration of the Committee Report on the North East Development Bill, 2016 Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) budget, 2016 Nigeria Customs Service Budget and the 2016 Budget Report on Postal Service of Nigeria.

Also, on Wednesday, the Senate will inaugurate the Legislative Compliance Committee and hold Public Hearing on Consumer Protection Act (repeal) and to establish the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Bill 2016 on Thursday.

Source: News Express

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