OrderPaperToday – The Senate today adjourned sitting for two weeks and will resume plenary on 2nd April, 2019.
While moving for the adjournment, Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan revealed that it was to enable the committees of the Senate focus on the budget as Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) flock the red chamber to defend their individual estimates.
On Tuesday, the budget was read for a second term and referred to the Committee on Appropriations which will work with other Senate Committees and report back in two weeks.
Speaking during the second reading, Senate President Bukola Saraki urged the heads of MDAs to avail themselves during the defence exercise in order to facilitate swift passage of the budget.
“I want to make a strong appeal to all Committees to immediately start receiving presentations. All heads of Ministries, Departments, and Agencies should ensure that they promptly attend their defence so that there will be no delay. This is not the time to travel; this is the time to be around,” he said.