Saraki Gives Senate Committee One-Week To Submit 2018 Budget Report

Saraki Gives Senate Committee One-Week To Submit 2018 Budget Report”

Abuja - The Senate yesterday directed its appropriations committee to submit all reports on the 2018 budget estimates before next week for consideration and approval.

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has said the Committee on Appropriations is expected to present a harmonised report on the 2018 Appropriation Bill next week.

"Distinguished colleagues, particularly chairmen, just to re-echo this communication from the chairman of Appropriations, Friday is the deadline. There should be no more extension for that objective because the appropriation committee itself must submit its report to the Senate unfailingly next week", he said.

Following the development, the Senate committees have been given till this Friday to submit their reports on the 2018 budget proposal by the Federal Government's Ministries, Departments and Agencies to the committee on Appropriations.

The upper chamber did this as a mark of respect to the lawmakers, who died on March 30 and April 4, 2018. "So, by Friday, there can not be further extension", the senate president said.

In other letters dispatched to the Senate, Mr Buhari also sought the confirmation of 23 members of National Population Commission and two non-legal practitioners as members of Federal Judicial Service Commission.

President Buhari in the second letter also forwarded the names of twenty-three nominees for appointment as members of the National Population Commission.

The appointees are Senator Abba Ali from Katsina State as nominee for the Northwest geo-political zone and Mohammed Sagir from Niger State as nominee for the North Central geo-political zone.

Others are; Ejike Ezeh (Enugu), Hon.

Also nominated are: Barrister Aliyu Datti (Niger), Yeye (Mrs) Seyi Adererinokun Olusanya (Ogun), Prince Oladiran Garvey Iyantan (Ondo), Senator Mudashiru Oyetunde Hussain (Osun), Mrs Cecilia Arsun Dapoet () Plateau, Dr. Ipalibo Macdonald Harry (Rivers), Sale S. Saany (Taraba).

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