Senate President calls for defense of budget by October

Senate President Ahmed Lawan has warned Ministers and Heads of Government Agencies who fail to defend their budget by the end of October.

Lawan who was speaking at the official unavailing of the 2019/2023 Legislative Agenda of the House of Representatives disclosed this on Friday stating that no agency will be  given another opportunity by the National Assembly to do so.

The Senate President, who is also the Chairman of the National Assembly, emphasized the earlier stand of the lawmakers that only October window will be available for budget defense by all Ministries and their agencies.

He therefore noted that the National Assembly will not accept any attempt to prevent the passing of the 2020 bill before the end of the year.

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