14th October, 2021
Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has said that the National Assembly is determined to pass the N16.3 trillion 2022 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari before lawmaker’s Christmas break on Dec 16.
“The budget process is ongoing. In the next 30 days, we will conclude it and pass it before we go on Christmas break, sometime on December 16,” he said.
Omo-Agege said this on Thursday when he hosted his former classmates from the Nigerian Law School, Class of ’86 in Abuja led by ‘Class Captain’ Oladipo Okpeseyi SAN.
The lawmaker said early approval of the appropriation bill into law will ensure planning, bring about enhanced productivity and efficiency in the management and application of the nation’s resources.
He said the ultimate beneficiaries of the return to the January to December budget cycle are Nigerians. Omo-Agege said early passage would guarantee full implementation of the economic, infrastructural, social investments and other developmental programmes contained in the budget.