We’ll pass 2020 budget before Christmas – Senate

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Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has said that the national budget for the coming year will be passed before this year’s Christmas.

Lawan disclosed this in an interview with newsmen shortly after visiting Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari, at Government House, in the company of some members of the leadership of the Senate as well as senators from the state.

Lawan noted that the National Assembly is expecting the budget from the executive by September and hoped to deliberate and pass it within two months.

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He said: “The process would return Nigeria to the annual budget of between January and December and guarantee fiscal discipline.”

The Senate President added that the Ninth Assembly, under his leadership, would also pass the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, to ensure the oil and Gas sector are given the desired reform.

Lawan further expressed the resolve of the two chambers to work harmoniously for the rapid reformation of education, agriculture and other sub-sectors of the economy.

He was accompanied by

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