Budget 2020 suffers setback in Senate

THE planned passage of the 2020 budget by the Senate has suffered a setback, as the Red Chamber has said the exercise is no longer feasible.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, Barau Jibrin, told his colleagues in the Senate, on Tuesday, that the report was not ready. He asked for one  week extension to enable the committee to complete the report and lay it before the Senators next alongside the details.

“We have been able to collate all the reports of the sub-committees and we have so far analysed these reports. We have been able to put everything together with our team of experts.  What remains now is to crosscheck and make sure there is no mistake. Crossing all the “T”s and dotting all the “I”s. Thereafter, we will now go to print because we want to submit all the details. What remains now, it will take us up to Sunday, so by Monday we should be able to have all the clear details and then we will lay it on Tuesday,” Jibrin said.

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