Buhari to present 2020 budget next Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday present the 2020 Appropriation Bill to a joint session of the National Assembly, it was learnt on Thursday.

Chairman Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Adeyeye Adedayo, disclosed this in Abuja while answering questions from Senate Correspondents in Abuja.

This is coming just as the Senate on Thursday approved the 2020-2022 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Policy (MTEF/FSP) presented at plenary by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Finance, Senator Olamilekan Adeola.

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Adedayo Adeyeye, told newsmen on Thursday that President Buhari is expected to lay the budget proposal before the joint session of the National Assembly at the House of Representatives chambers.

He said the budget presentation will be at 2pm after the plenary of both the Senate and House of Representatives.
The Senate spokesman said that once the Appropriation Bill is laid before the Assembly, the legislature will work through its committees to ensure its passage before it goes on break in December.

This move, he further said, is aimed at ensuring that the federal budget returns to the normal cycle of January to December.

A Source at the Senate says the National Assembly will pass the 2020 budget before Christmas break for implementation from January to December.

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