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27 May 2020

2020 Appropriation Bill: NASS cuts short break to consider the Review

The Senate and the House of Representatives (NASS) have cut short their resumption date, with a new date fixed for Thursday, May 28 to enable the lawmakers consider the reviewed 2020 budget.

The new date, as against the former June 2nd resumption date, would enable the lawmakers to resume after the Sallah break, to consider President Muhammadu Buhari’s Appropriation (Amendment) Bill 2020.

It would be recalled that both chambers of the National Assembly had on May 20 adjourned plenary to Tuesday, June 2 to enable Senators and members of the House of Representatives to observe the Eid-el-Fitr Sallah festival.

The Clerk to the National Assembly (NASS) CNA, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, in a statement in Abuja, said that all Senators and members of the House of Representatives are expected to resume. In the statement titled: “Resumption of Plenary”, Omolori said: “This is to inform all Distinguished Senators and Honourable Members that resumption of Plenary Session earlier scheduled for Tuesday 2nd June 2020, has been rescheduled for Thursday, 28 May 2020, to enable Members to consider the Appropriation (Amendment) Bill, 2020. “All Distinguished Senators and Honourable Members are expected to resume in Plenary by 10.00 are on Thursday, 28th May 2020.

” Recall that the President of the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, had while adjourning plenary session last Tuesday, said that the Senate was prepared to cut short its break to consider any urgent communication from Mr. President, especially the revised 2020 budget. The revised 2020 Budget was submitted to both chambers of the National Assembly by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Babajide Omoworare, and his counterpart in the House of Representatives, Hon. Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub, last Wednesday.

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