Senate President, Bukola Saraki gives ultimatum for 2019 budget report

Senator Saraki

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki has given the Senate’s Appropriations committee until Thursday to submit the 2019 budget report.

Speaking on the floor of the chambers on Tuesday, Saraki said the budget report must be presented on Thursday, April 11, ahead of the April 16 approval of the money bill.

The Vice Chairman of the Appropriations committee, Sunny Ogbuoji informed the senate that only 24 out of 61 sub-committees had submitted their reports.

Reacting to Ogbuoji’s comment, Saraki said the Appropriations committee will be forced to use Executive submissions if the sub-committees fail to present their reports to the committee.