Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has revealed that the 2021 budget would be presented to the joint session of the National Assembly next week.
Lawan stated this on Tuesday at the resumption of plenary after a two-months’ annual holiday, the Senate President explained that the 2020 implementation of Nigeria’s annual budget has been disrupted due to COVID-19 pandemic.
With the new development, the Senate president says the government MDA’s will be given only the month of October to defend their budgets.
“As we make effort to attend to the expeditious passage of 2021, I want to advise Chief Executives of agencies of government to make themselves available to defend their budget on time.”
While presenting a roadmap to the senate for the next few months, Lawan said the Senate will ensure speedy work on the amendment of the 1999 Constitution and electoral act.
He also read a letter from President Buhari seeking the consideration and passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).
President Buhari had transmitted the letter to the senate three weeks ago when the National Assembly was on recess.