The National Assembly will pass the 2020 budget on November 28, an official has said. The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, made this known during plenary on Tuesday.
Mr Lawan said the Senate committees have concluded their work on the budget defence with Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
He therefore asked the Senate Committee on Appropriations to speed up action and produce its report so the bill can be passed by the end of the month.
“All the committees have done their work so well
within the defined parameters and therefore we expect the appropriations
committee to galvanise into action and produce the report to be laid
here on the 26th November – next two weeks, before the Senate. And I
believe this will be the same thing in our sister chamber, the House of
Representatives, so that we are able to pass the 2020 appropriation bill
on the 28th of November,” he said.