President Muhammadu Buhari will on December 22, present the 2016 Appropriation Bill to the National Assembly for consideration and approval, The Nation learnt yesterday.
A reliable source in the Senate told our reporter that the subject matter of the presentation of the 2016 Appropriation Bill on Tuesday next week was discussed at a close door session the upper chamber held yesterday.
He noted that the Senate would have adjourned plenary for Christmas break tomorrow but didn’t do so because of the presentation of the 2016 budget “tentatively slated for next Tuesday.”
The source however added that “nothing is sacrosanct as the date can still be changed if occasion demands.”
Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi did not mention the presentation of the budget at a briefing yesterday.
Sabi only said Nigerians would be informed whenever the 2016 budget was received from the Presidency when he was asked whether the fiscal document had been submitted to the Senate.