The Senate has postponed the consideration and passage of the 2021 Appropriation Bill to December 21.
Speaking at plenary on Wednesday, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan explained that the postponement is due to a late request for expenditure by the executive.
According to him, this is in keeping with the legislative agenda of the 9th Assembly to ensure that the budget maintains a January to December cycle.
“There was a late request for some more expenditure from the executive arm of government and we want to ensure our committee produces a very clean document so they can’t present this report today,” Lawan said.
“However they say the report will be ready by the weekend. Consequently, the Senate will hold a special session on Monday 21st of December, just to consider and pass the budget 2021.
“This is in keeping with our legislative agenda of ensuring that the annual budget has the January-December cycle.”