Senate to commence debate on 2019 budget Wednesday

PRESIDENT BUHARI PRESENT 2019 BUDGET 1A-C. President Muhammadu Buhari Presents 2019 Budget at a joint session of the National Assembly in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. DEC 19 2018

OrderPaperToday – Senate President, Bukola Saraki has announced that the Senate will commence debate on the general principles of the 2019 budget tomorrow, Wednesday.

This is coming three months after the N8.83 trillion proposal was laid before a joint sitting of the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Saraki made the announcement today as the red chamber resumed sitting following the conclusion of the 2019 polls.

The Senate President urged Senators, who have contributions to make on the budget to list their names in order to be scheduled for the debate that will last till Tuesday 19th March, 2019.

The document christened “budget of continuity” is hinged on inclusive economic growth, diversification and sustainable development.


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