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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Senate receives 2017 Budget report, fixes Thursday for passage

The Senate, on Tuesday, received the report of the Joint Committee on Appropriation and Finance on the 2017 Appropriation Bill.
The report was laid at plenary by the Chairman of the Joint Committee on Appropriation, Sen. Danjuma Goje.
In his remarks, Senate President Bukola Saraki, commended the committee for a job well done.
He said the senate would ensure the passage of the bill on Thursday.
Saraki commended the committee for laying the report with details, saying it would help speed up the passage of the bill.
“On behalf of our colleagues let me congratulate  the committee.
“This is history been made, because this is the first time report of the Appropriation Bill will be laid with details.
“Because of that, by tomorrow (Wednesday) you  will get hard copies of the report, but the soft copy will be ready today.
“We will distribute them and ensure we pass the bill on Thursday,’’ he said.
The 2017 Budget proposal report was laid four days after the expiration of the 2016 fiscal year.

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