National Assembly to pass 2023 budget on Thursday – Lawan

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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has confirmed that the National Assembly will pass the 2023 Appropriation Bill on Thursday.

Lawan confirmed this at plenary on Wednesday, adding that the budget would be harmonised with the House of Representatives before Thursday.

He explained that “the passage would ensure that the January-December budget circle is sustained.”

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had presented the 2023 budget proposal of N20.5trn to the National Assembly on October 7.

Lawan revealed that after the budget’s passage, the National Assembly would adjourn legislative activities for the Christmas and New Year breaks.

Similarly, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, also confirmed on Tuesday that the budget would be passed on Thursday.

While speaking to State House reporters after meeting with President Buhari, Gbajabiamila said the House would use 10 days to do “house cleaning matters” and attend to emergency issues before going back for campaigns and elections.