UPDATE: Senate Declares Recess After 2024 Budget Presentation

Senate President Godswill Akpabio stated on Wednesday that the Senate would be going on recess, with the first part of the break set to begin on Friday, December 1.

Shortly after President Bola Tinubu unveiled the 2024 budget during a joint session of the National Assembly, this decision was announced on the Red Chamber floor.

Senator Akpabio further disclosed that following the break, the legislative body would reassemble on December 12.

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When the legislature reconvenes on December 12, it will examine and analyse the 2024 budget while holding conversations with federal Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) to hear their defences of the budget plans.

On budget defence by the MDAs, the Senate President continued, “To ensure maximum attention to the review of the year 2023 budget per­formance and the consideration of the year 2024 budget proposal, we request that Mr. President would mandate honorable ministers and heads of agencies to avoid any traveling engagements that would prevent them from honouring our invitation to promptly appear be­fore our committees to defend their budget estimates.”

Senator Akpabio reaffirmed and guaranteed the National Assembly’s backing of the government. He highlighted how the legislative agenda is in line with the commitment to the Nigerian people and expressed hope that the nation will achieve important milestones under the deliberate leadership shown.


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