Senate lays report of 2018 Budget



The Senate on Tuesday laid the report of the 2018 Appropriation Bill six months after President Muhammadu Buhari presented the bill to a joint session of the National Assembly on November 7, 2017.

The report was laid by of the Chairman, Committee on Appropriations, Senator Danjuma Goje (APC), Gombe Central.

The presentation of the report was seconded by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Public Accounts, Senator Matthew Urhoghide (PDP), Edo South.

The six months the 2018 budget estimates has spent in the National Assembly has been the longest period for consideration of an appropriation bill so far since year 2000 when a full-fledged yearly budget was first presented to it.