Just In: 2019 Appropriation Bill Must Be Submitted On Thursday – Saraki Tells Senate Committee


Senate President, Bukola Saraki has mandated the Senate Committee in charge of the 2019 Appropriation Bill to submit the report by Thursday.

The former Kwara State governor stated this on Tuesday during a plenary session in Abuja, where he disclosed that April 16 has been slated for the approval of the budget.

“It is unfortunate that only 24 committees have submitted their reports. Last week, we all took a decision here that we are not going to waiver on our position. Our position is very clear: that all committees should submit (their budget reports). And those that don’t submit, then the Appropriations Committee should use the Executive submission.

“That position is still where we are. And I want to appeal to all our committees that you really have just till tomorrow (Wednesday) to make sure that your reports get to the Appropriations Committee because Thursday, you must lay this report.

“Vice Chairman of Appropriations Committee, if you don’t get report from our committees by tomorrow (Wednesday), then you just use the submission of the Executive. But come Thursday, you must lay that report.”

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