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.