Senate vows to pass 2020 budget before Christmas—
The Senate will pass the 2020 national budget before this year’s Christmas. The senate President, Ahmed Lawan, gave the assurance after visiting Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari, at Government House yesterday August 16th.
He said the National Assembly is expecting the budget from the presidency by September and hoped to deliberate and pass it within two months.
“The process would return Nigeria to the annual budget of between January and December and guarantee fiscal discipline.” Lawan said
He assured that the Ninth Assembly would also pass the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, to ensure the oil and Gas sector are given the desired reform.