OrderPaperToday – The Senate on Tuesday adjourned it’s plenary for two weeks to celebrate Sallah, an Islam festivity.

The Senate leader, Abdullahi Yahaya, moved the motion for the adjournment after the day’s plenary and was approved by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.

While approving the adjournment, Lawan informed that the chamber will reconvene within this period once it receives the reviewed 2020 budget and the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) proposals.

“This will be the last plenary session before Sallah. It is the tradition of the national assembly to allow members celebrate the end of Ramadan, the Sallah with their families. The senate will adjourn till 2nd of June.

“We are also not unmindful of one important issue – the amendment of the 2020 Appropriation Bill and the MTEF FSP which we passed in December.

“As soon as we have the request from the president on the budget and MTEF, we should be able to come back as soon as possible even if it is within the recess period. Because that is what the country is waiting for especially in the light and direction of the pandemic.

“But we have a process. When we get the documents, we will distribute to senators to read before we come back.

“Our relevant committees (budget, finance and petroleum upstream) will engage relevant ministries and agencies to get necessary details before consideration.

“We will not reconvene until everyone is given the documents to read, so that they will be in a better position to do what’s possible”, he said.

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