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2020 BUDGET: Lawmakers Set Time Table for Bill Defense

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has stated the need for Nigeria to return to a January-December budget cycle, saying that the national assembly would accelerate work on the 2020 appropriation bill being presented by president Muhammadu Buhari.

Senator Lawan made this remark in his opening speech at the budget presentation ceremony, held in the Red Chamber at Abuja.

The senate president urged Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government to appear before the National Assembly committees for the Defense of their budget proposals in the bill.

He disclosed that all budget Defense sessions would be concluded this month, as all other processes will be in November and the bill will be release in December.

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