OrderPaperToday – President Muhammadu Buhari will present the 2020 budget on Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 at 2pm.
The Senate spokesman, Senator Adedayo Adeyeye, made the revelation on today while addressing journalists at the Senate Press Center, within the National Assembly Complex in Abuja.
“The President will present the budget on Tuesday at 2pm. We will have our normal sitting but adjourn early to move to the House of Representatives to receive the President,” he said.
While commending the President for presenting the budget early, Adeyeye vowed that the National Assembly will pass the budget before its Christmas break in December.
Failure of Ministries, Departments, and Agencies to defend their budget on time was a major source of concern for the last Assembly and was often cited as a reason for the delay in the passage of the budget.
The Senate’s mouthpiece has however assured that it will not be the case this time around.
“No! that will not happen,” Adeyeye assured.
“We have told MDAs to do whatever it takes to defend their budgets even if it means not travelling for a month. I think they will take a cue from the President presenting the budget early. I  do not think any MDA will make the mistake of not coming for budget defense,” he concluded.
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Damilola Zebulun Adeniran
Damilola is a multiple award-winning Writer, Researcher, and Community/Sustainable Development Practitioner. His interests and experience span across media, academics, human capital development, and strategic planning. Damilola is a Paradigm Initiative Digital Rights and Inclusion Media Fellow. He is the first Nigerian in history to win the blog4dev writing contest organised by the World Bank Group. Also, Damilola's written work on violent extremism and sustainable peace in Nigeria won a PeaceWriteNow prize, presented by the Embassy of Ireland in June, 2018. His works have been published in Nigeria and the United States of America, in English and in French. Damilola has also attended important meetings within and outside the African continent including the 2019 Spring Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C, USA and the West Africa Coastal Areas Management Program (WACA) Marketplace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He was also a special guest on a panel discussion titled “How creative industry can help to stem fragility,” which was held at the headquarters of the World Bank in Washington, D.C, USA. Furthermore, Damilola was selected as a Champion of Advocacy against extreme poverty and preventable diseases by ONE Campaign in May, 2019. An alumnus of the prestigious Lagos Business School and Federal University of Technology Akure, Damilola Adeniran represents Nigeria in the Youth Transforming Africa Program.


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