President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday present the 2021 budget estimate to a Joint session of the National Assembly.

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, made the announcement at plenary on Tuesday. Lawan confirmed the receipt of a letter from the Buhari which he read to his colleagues.

The letter read in part, “May I crave the kind indulgence of the distinguished senate to grant me the slot of 11:00hrs on Thursday, 8th October, 2020, to formally present the 2021 Appropriation bill to the Joint Session of the National Assembly.

“While I look forward to addressing the joint session, please, accept Mr Senate President, the assurances of my highest regard.” Meanwhile the Senate will on Wednesday (today) consider the report of its committee on finance on the 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure and Fiscal Strategy Paper which would be presented by the panel Chairman, Senator Solomon Adeola.

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