Budget approval delay, another loan request from Buhari, others top Senate discussions last week


From a protest in front of the National Assembly gate to the federal government’s loan request, this past week had a series of talking points. Below are a number of them.

Tuesday

Initially billed for November 28, the passage of the 2020 budget suffered a delay. The committee on Appropriation begged for an extension. The budget would now be passed on December 5.

While this discussion lasted, the Senate also received the 2019 and 2020 budget of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from President Muhammadu Buhari.

Likewise, following the recent trend of regions seeking to get a development commission in their area, lawmakers from the northwest added to the list of these cravings. Jibrin Barau (APC, Kano North) sponsored the bill.

The bill to review some provisions of the…



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