Lawmakers Begin ‘Speedy’ Debate On 2020 Budget

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Less than 24 hours after President Muhammadu presented the 2020 appropriation bill to the National Assembly, lawmakers in the Senate and the House of Representatives have opened debate on the budget proposal.

The lawmakers are currently making submissions on the bill with some warning of the consequences of the huge deficit and non-performance of revenue-generating agencies.

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In the upper chamber, Senate Leader Yahaya Abdullahi is asking the upper chamber to enact or amend relevant laws to drive revenue generation while minority leader Enyinnaya Abaribe has strong words about the budget proposal describing it as unsustainable.

He explains that the budget has no focus and appeals to the senate president not to be in a hurry to pass it but to look at the facts on the ground.

But Senate Deputy Whip Abdullahi Aliyu disagrees maintaining that the budget indeed has a focus and that it is hinged on sustaining growth and job creation.

Apart from the budget debate, the Senate also confirmed the appointment of Adeleke Adewolu as an executive commissioner on the governing board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

In the House of Representatives, plenary commenced with representative Chinda Kingsley raising a point of order quoting order 12 rule 8.

He stated that the details of the appropriation bill is not contained in the bill and asks the house to suspend debate until the Minister of Finance submits the details of the house.

Kingsley was however ruled out of order by the Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila who explained that the general principles of the bill are to be debated and not the details.

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Lawmakers I greet you 


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David Ajibola
6 days ago

I hope the right implementations are made


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Prince John
6 days ago

Presidency budget


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Ibrahim Aliyu
6 days ago

I greet you


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So much grammar for one case


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Timothy Monday
6 days ago

Debate well o law makers


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Gabi Abubakar
6 days ago

President budget


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They should start preparing now


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They should start backing up the budjet


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Attah Jacob
6 days ago

Last minute work


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2020 budgets 


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Laws are made


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Quite interesting


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Henry
6 days ago

2020budget should hv been set long time ago


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Mbanefoh Caleb
6 days ago

If he spends our money we will finish him


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This is debate time


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It is very important they approve it on time. 


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Etop Peace
6 days ago

Lawmakers


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Idam Emmanuel
6 days ago

Let them starts Now


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