Igboeli Arinze, FCT.
Barring any change in plans, President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to submit the 2021 budget proposal to the National Assembly next week.
This was disclosed by the Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan (Yobe North, APC) while welcoming his colleagues who had resumed plenary sitting.
Lawan warned that with this development, the Senate president says the government Ministries, agencies and parastatals will be given only the month of October to defend their budgets.
Lawan also promised that the Senate under his watch will ensure speedy work on the amendment of the 1999 Constitution as well as the electoral act.
He also read a letter from President Buhari seeking the consideration and passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).