Buhari To Submit 2021 Budget Next Week, Senate Says

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President Muhammadu Buhari presiding over a Federal Executive Council meeting at the State House, Abuja, Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Photo credit(Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant on New Media to Buhari)
Buhari To Submit 2021 Budget Next Week, Senate Says - Vantage News Nigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari presiding over a Federal Executive Council meeting at the State House, Abuja, Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Photo credit(Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant on New Media to Buhari)

President Muhammadu Buhari would submit the 2021 national budget estimate to the National Assembly next week.

This was made known by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, who also hinted that Buhari asked the Lawmakers to approve N148.1 billion payment to Rivers, Ondo, Osun, Bayelsa and Osun States as reimbursements for the federal road projects executed in the states.

Rivers will receive N78.9bn, Bayelsa N38.4bn, Cross River N18.3bn, Ondo N7.8bn, and Osun N4.5bn.

Ahmad, who also read a letter from the President, seeking the approval of members of the upper chamber for the appointment eight nominees for Supreme Court Justices, also stated that the National Assembly would devote October for budget defence.

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