NASS Cuts Short Break For Reviewed 2020 Appropriation Bill

The National Assembly will on Thursday resume from its Sallah break to consider President Muhammadu Buhari’s Appropriation (Amendment) Bill 2020, The Nation has learnt.

Both Chambers of the National Assembly had on May 20 adjourned plenary to Tuesday 2nd June 2020 to enable Senators and Members observe the Eid-el-Fitr festivities.

However, the Clerk to the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, in a statement in Abuja, said all Senators and Members of the House of Representatives are expected to resume on Thursday, May 28 to consider the reviewed 2020 budget.

Sani-Omolori in the statement titled: “Resumption of Plenary” 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 consider the Appropriation (Amendment) Bill, 2020.”

The Clerk added: “All Distinguished Senators and Honourable Members are expected to resume in Plenary by 10.00am on Thursday, 28th May, 2020.”

The Senate President, 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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