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Senate to begin debate of 2016 budget on Tuesday

13 January 2016, 15:05Tony Smart

Abuja -  The Senate has announced that the 2016 Appropriation Bill submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari will be subject to debate from the lawmakers from Tuesday 19th January.

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, made the announcement on Wednesday, during plenary.

Also read: Missing budget documents: Senate tried to keep it a secret

“Senate President @bukolasaraki announces that the debate of #2016AppropriationBill will commence on Tuesday 19th January 2016,” reads a tweet from the Twitter account of the Nigerian Senate.

There were reports,Tuesday, that the budget was no longer available in the Upper Chamber, leading to rumour of ‘Missing budget’

The development had therefore laid to rest, speculations that the Senate’s copy of the 2016 budget estimates submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari, on December 22, 2015, was missing.

- News 24


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