Senate to pass 2019 budget on April 16, adjourns plenary again.

Posted by Mayowa Okekale, Abuja | 2 April 2019 | 1,200 times

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•Senate President Saraki

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday assured that the 2019 Budget would be passed on April 16.

Senate President Bukola Saraki made the announcement during the plenary session on Tuesday.

According to him, “All committees should submit their budgets by Friday.

“The Senate should reconvene by April 9th, so that the budget will be laid either on the 9th, 10th, 11th.”

Saraki equally urged sub-committees of the Appropriation Committee to submit their reports by Friday this week.

He further mandated the Appropriation panel to submit its report from April 9 to 11, 2019.

The Senate President subsequently adjourned plenary to April 9 to enable relevant committees to complete budget defence sessions with ministries, departments and agencies.

Speaking on the submission of the Appropriation Bill, Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriations, Senator Sonni Ogbuoji, said: “Any Committee that refuses to submit its Report by Friday, we will empower the Committee to go with the Executive submission.”

Source: News Express

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