President Muhammadu Buhari has notified the National Assembly of his intention to ‎lay the 2019 Appropriation Bill on Wednesday next week.

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, read the President’s letter at the plenary on Thursday.

Members of the House, however, condemned Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, for blaming the delay in the presentation of the budget after the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday.

We had brought you a report earlier that long before the fiscal document reached the hands of the lawmakers, Udo Udoma was already blaming them for having not fixed a date for its presentation.

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Udoma made laid the blame during a press briefing at the end of the federal executive council (FEC) meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, saying it was now left for the national assembly to give a date for the submission of the budget proposal.

“As you already know, the budget is ready. We are liaising with the national assembly because they are to give us a date. If they say today, we will go. The budget is ready,” he had said.

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