Reps expect Buhari’s letter on 2022 budget next week

Sunday Aborisade

10 September 2021

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The House of Representatives said on Thursday that it was ready to receive communication from the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on the date that the 2022 budget proposal would be laid before the joint session of the National Assembly.

The Chairman, House Committee on Rules and Business, Abubakar Fulata, stated this during a news conference in Abuja.

He assured Nigerians that the House on resumption for the third legislative year activities next week Tuesday would prioritise issues bothering on security challenges, constitution review, flooding, among others.

Fulata said, “The most important issue immediately we resume on Tuesday next week will be that of the 2022 budget proposal.

“You remember that Mr President and the executive have submitted MTEF 2022-2024, an extension of the budget that Mr President will lay before the National Assembly.

“So we will be looking forward to hearing from the President the date he would come to address the joint session of the National Assembly and present the 2022 Appropriations bill. Then, the House will now invite the Ministries Departments and Agencies to defend the proposals.”

He added that the lawmakers would also entertain several bills seeking amendments to various sections of the constitution.

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