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National Assembly committee to submit comprehensive 2021 budget

The National Assembly joint committee on Appropriation would submit a harmonized report of the N13.08tn 2021 budget proposals on Thursday.

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Barau Jibrin, gave the explanation in an interview with our source on Sunday.

He said the next stage of work for the committee, was to carry out the required scrutiny of the reports and harmonise with the House of Representatives for submission at both Chambers on Thursday.

He said, “The process of presentation of reports as regards the 2021 budget estimates for the various ministries, departments, and agencies by the various committees is over since all of them have submitted their reports.

“What remains now is for those of us in the Appropriation committee to collate the reports in harmony with the House of Representatives for final consideration and passage by both Chambers.

“The Time Table for that has already been drawn and we shall work assiduously to keep to it by submitting the harmonized report of the budgetary proposal to the Senate on the 3rd of December, 2020 for final consideration and passage latest by the following week.”

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, had said last week that the National Assembly would pass the Appropriation Bill for Presidential assent by the second week in December.

Source: Punch

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