FG to send 2021 budget to Senate next week

Senate passes N10.59tr 2020 budget


Senate President Ahmad Lawan said President Muhammadu Buhari would submit the 2021 national budget estimates to lawmakers next week.

Lawan also disclosed that the President on Tuesday asked the National Assembly to approve N148.1billion payment to Ondo, Rivers, Cross-River, Osun, and Bayelsa states.

Buhari, in his letter, read by the Senate President, said the amount was the reimbursement of the federal roads project they executed in their states.

The breakdown of the money included, Rivers (N78.9billion), Bayelsa (N38.4billion), Cross River (N18.3billion), Ondo (N7.8billion) and Osun (N4.5billion).

Lawan also read another letter from Buhari, seeking the approval of senators for the appointment of eight Appeal Court as Supreme Court Justices.