The Senate has confirmed the receipt of a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari over the presentation of the budget for the 2018 fiscal year.
In his letter, The president has suggested Tuesday, November 7, 2017 for the presentation of the 2018 Budget to the joint sitting of the National Assembly, as stipulated by the constitution.
This fact was made known by the Senate President during the plenary on Thursday.
This year’s presentation coming two clear months before the end of the year, is a marked departure to previous years, which have always witnessed late presentations and treatment by the lawmakers.
The office of the Budget Planning, headed by the Minister, Mr. Udo-Udoma has pledged to ensure early presentation of the budget and its implementation.