By Emmanuel Awosika
Senate President Dr. Ahmed Lawan has said the National Assembly plans to pass the 2021 national budget in December.
He said this in his address at a retreat for members of the National Assembly Management and National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) in Abuja on Friday.
Giving the second week of December as the purposed date for passing the budget, Lawan said the National Assembly will review the budget present by President Muhammadu Buhari thoroughly before approval.
He said: “We are working to pass the 2021 budget by the second week of December and we are working very assiduously, we will ensure there is every possible scrutiny of the budget presented by the executive arm of government.
“So far, we achieved that in the 2020 budget. We believe that we did the right thing, we promised Nigerians we will do that and it is going to be part of our legacy in the 9th National Assembly.”