National Assembly to pass 2023 budget – Senate president


The senate President Ahmad Lawan confirmed that the National Assembly will pass the 2023 Appropriation Bill on Thursday.

He asserted this at the plenary session on Wednesday.
He said the budget would be harmonised with the House of Representatives before Thursday.

According to him, the passage is to ensure that the January-December budget circle is maintained.
President Muhammadu Buhari had, on October 7, presented the 2023 budget proposal of N20.5trn to the National Assembly.

Lawan said after the budget’s passage, the National Assembly would adjourn legislative activities for the Christmas and New Year breaks.
The speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, also yesterday confirmed that the budget would be passed tomorrow.

He was addressing State House reporters after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said the House would use 10 days to do “house cleaning matters” and attend to emergency issues before going back for campaigns and elections.

Daily Trust