National Assembly Set to Receive Buhari Wednesday over 2019 Budget
Despite the uncertainty surrounding the President formal presentation of the 2019 budget to the National Assembly on Wednesday,following strike action embarked by National Assembly workers over non payment of their entitlement by the Management of the National Assembly.
The Senate Tuesday resolved to hold a joint session with House of Representatives on Wednesday for President Muhammadu Buhari to present the 2019 Appropriation Bill.
Senate Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan, had at plenary moved a motion to this effect and was seconded by Deputy Minority Whip, Senator Emmanuel Paulker.
Senate President Bukola Saraki put the motion to a voice vote and Senators unanimously agreed to receive President Buhari at a joint session of the National Assembly by 11 am on Wednesday.
President Buhari had last Wednesday told the National Assembly leadership of his intention to present the 2019 budget estimates before the legislators on Wednesday.