Senate To Pass 2021 Budget On Monday
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has announced that the Senate will hold a special session to pass the 2021 budget presented before the National Assembly on Monday.
Lawan made this known during plenary following a motion moved by the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi (APC – Kebbi North); and seconded by the Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP – Abia South).
According to the Senate President, the delay in the passage of the budget was to allow the Appropriations Committee include a late request for additional expenditures arising from the Executive arm of government.
Meanwhile, the Senate on Wednesday stepped down consideration of the Conference Committee Report 2021 – 2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP).
The request to step down consideration of the 2021 – 2023 MTEF report by the Red Chambers till Thursday was moved by the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi; and seconded by the Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe.