2020 Budget: Senate Urged President Buhar to Present Estimates Budget before September 2019

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By: Joy Odor/Abuja

The Senate has enjoined President Muhammadu Buhari to do everything possible to present the budget estimates for 2020 financial year in September this year.

President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan who stated this while addressing National Executives of Senators’ Forum led by their President, Senator Khairat Gwadabe in his office, said this was in line with plan by the National Assembly to return yearly budget calendar to January/December.

Senator Lawan said one of the things the 9th National Assembly in collaboration with the executive arm of government wants to get rid off is the yearly budget delay with their attendant economic dislocations.

“In achieving this, as soon as budget proposals are received from the executive in September, this Senate will spend only three months for its consideration and passage.

“It is our determination that once the executive does its own side of the processes by presenting budget proposal in September of every year, we’ll ensure the passage of the budget before embarking on Christmas break in December”, he said.

The President of the Senate appealed to the former senators to join in giving the true narratives to Nigerians as regards emoluments of federal lawmakers, saying the insinuation of jumbo pay for the lawmakers was untrue.

According to him, as against erroneous perception of monthly jumbo pay, he as President of the Senate collects N750, 000 salaries per month.

“Although as an important institution, monies are provided for office running , oversight functions by lawmakers etc, which are always added up by the ordinary man on the street as monthly salary of lawmakers.

 

“My monthly salary is N750,000 and nothing in the radius of millions”, he explained.

He added that in making Nigerians understand the workings of the National Assembly better the open week policy started last year by the 8th National Assembly , will further be enhanced by the 9th National Assembly.

Earlier in her remarks, Gwadabe told the President of the Senate that as former senators with institutional memory, they will always be there to support him in leading the 9th Senate and by extension, National Assembly aright.

In an interview with the Senator representing Kaduna Central, Senator Uba Sani shortly after the Senators Forum Meeting, Senator Sani promised not to relent in ensuring that he sponsors bills that would benefit and enhance the progress of the people of Kaduna State.

He also assured the citizens of Kaduna that their vote that enabled him to be in the senate would not be a waste but that their issues will be well represented.

“We have a lot of teeming youth, very determined women in various businesses and a lot of farmers. My concern here is to sponsor bills that would enhance the progress of my people.

“So I know the challenges and the immediate problems of my people but what is more importantly is to work very hard and ensure their issues are represented which is the voted me and l will try not to let them down” Senator Uba Sani said.

2020 Budget: Senate Urged President Buhar to Present Estimates Budget before September 2019

By: Joy Odor/Abuja

The Senate has enjoined President Muhammadu Buhari to do everything possible to present the budget estimates for 2020 financial year in September this year.

President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan who stated this while addressing National Executives of Senators’ Forum led by their President, Senator Khairat Gwadabe in his office, said this was in line with plan by the National Assembly to return yearly budget calendar to January/December.

Senator Lawan said one of the things the 9th National Assembly in collaboration with the executive arm of government wants to get rid off is the yearly budget delay with their attendant economic dislocations.

“In achieving this, as soon as budget proposals are received from the executive in September, this Senate will spend only three months for its consideration and passage.

“It is our determination that once the executive does its own side of the processes by presenting budget proposal in September of every year, we’ll ensure the passage of the budget before embarking on Christmas break in December”, he said.

The President of the Senate appealed to the former senators to join in giving the true narratives to Nigerians as regards emoluments of federal lawmakers, saying the insinuation of jumbo pay for the lawmakers was untrue.

According to him, as against erroneous perception of monthly jumbo pay, he as President of the Senate collects N750, 000 salaries per month.

“Although as an important institution, monies are provided for office running , oversight functions by lawmakers etc, which are always added up by the ordinary man on the street as monthly salary of lawmakers.

“My monthly salary is N750,000 and nothing in the radius of millions”, he explained.

He added that in making Nigerians understand the workings of the National Assembly better the open week policy started last year by the 8th National Assembly , will further be enhanced by the 9th National Assembly.

Earlier in her remarks, Gwadabe told the President of the Senate that as former senators with institutional memory, they will always be there to support him in leading the 9th Senate and by extension, National Assembly aright.

In an interview with the Senator representing Kaduna Central, Senator Uba Sani shortly after the Senators Forum Meeting, Senator Sani promised not to relent in ensuring that he sponsors bills that would benefit and enhance the progress of the people of Kaduna State.

He also assured the citizens of Kaduna that their vote that enabled him to be in the senate would not be a waste but that their issues will be well represented.

“We have a lot of teeming youth, very determined women in various businesses and a lot of farmers. My concern here is to sponsor bills that would enhance the progress of my people.

“So I know the challenges and the immediate problems of my people but what is more importantly is to work very hard and ensure their issues are represented which is the voted me and l will try not to let them down” Senator Uba Sani said.

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