Expectations heighten as Senate is set to receive 2020 budget report

– The Senate will be receiving a report of the 2020 budget on Tuesday, December 3

– The report will be received from the Senate Committee on Appropriation

– According to the chairman of the committee, the reports on the 2020 budget will be completed and handed over to the red chambers this week

The Nigerian Senate will be expected to receive the report on the 2020 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari on the floor of the chambers.

The Nation reports that the report will be received from the Senate Committee on Appropriation on Tuesday, December 3.

Chairman of the Senate Committee on appropriation, Barau Jibrin, had requested for more time to enable the presentation of the N10.33 trillion budget before the lawmakers.

Jibrin assured the Senate that reports on the budget will be completed and handed over to the red chambers this week.

“We have been able to collate all the reports of the subcommittees and we have so far analysed these reports,” Jibrin said.

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“We have been having sleepless nights, we have been able to put everything together with our team of experts.”

“What remains now is to crosscheck and make sure there is no mistake by crossing all the “T”s and dotting all the “I”s.”

“Thereafter, we will now go to print because we want to submit all the details. What remains now, it will take us up to Sunday, so by Monday we should be able to have all the clear details and then we will lay it on Tuesday,” Jibrin added.

Approving the request by the Senate’s appropriations committee, the president of the red chambers, Ahmad Lawan, said the 2020 budget report must be laid unfailingly on Tuesday so that the Senate can consider and pass it within the week.

“I am sure you are working with the House Committee on Appropriation. The Senate will give you an additional week and that is unfailingly,” Lawan said.

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Tuesday should be on 3rd of December, 2019. By the grace of God, you should be able to lay it here and the Senate should pass it within that week,” the Senate president added.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that members of the Senate had on Friday, October 25, sent the minister of humanitarian affairs and disaster management, Sadiya Farouq, away from defending the 2020 budget for the ministry.

The chairman of the committee on poverty alleviation, Lawan Yahaya, explained that Farouq was stopped from defending the ministry’s budget because of the failure to provide copies of the 2019 budget to the Senate.

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