Committee Report on 2018 Budget Ready Next Week – Saraki

President of the Senate , Bukola Saraki , has said the Committee on Appropriations is expected to present a harmonised report on the 2018 Appropriation Bill next week .

The Senate committees have been given till Friday to present their reports on the 2018 budget proposal by the Federal Government’s Ministries , Departments and Agencies .

Saraki made the announcement at the plenary on Tuesday after reading a letter from the Chairman , Senate Committee on Appropriations , Senator Danjuma Goje , who asked the standing committees to submit their reports to his committee for compilation and harmonisation .

The letter read in part , “Final announcement : Appropriation sub -committees are hereby informed that the submission and defence of budget report has been extended to Friday , 13 th of April, 2018 . Please note that there will be no further extension of time , as the committee will take appropriate decisions on the budgets of the MDAs. ”

In his remark , the Senate President said , “Distinguished colleagues , particularly chairmen , just to re -echo this communication from the chairman of Appropriations , Friday is the deadline . And chairman of Appropriations , you must submit your report to us next week . So , by Friday , there cannot be further extension .”

“All the chairmen of committees that have still not submitted their reports , after Friday , Appropriations must not take any report from any chairman ; just go ahead and do your report , and bring it before us by next week . ”

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