Jonathan, in a letter dated Oct. 23, expressed his intention to present the 2014 budget to the National Assembly.
“I write to crave your kind indulgence to grant me the slot of 12:00 noon on Tuesday, Nov. 12 to enable me formally address a joint session of the National Assembly on the 2014 budget.
“I thank the distinguished senators for the constancy of their support, please accept the assurances of my highest consideration,” the letter stated.
The Senate had to adjourn early to allow committees complete work on the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF).
The MTEF has to be debated, adopted and passed before the budget can be discussed since it forms the basis upon which the budget is formulated.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the president presented the 2013 budget to the National Assembly on Oct. 10, 2012. (NAN)