👤 By Danjuma Aliyu
The Senate is to begin debate on the proposed budget for 2018 this week, DENISAURUS News can reveal.
Senator Danjuma Goje, Chairman Senate Committee on Appropriations laid the report of the 2018 Appropriation Bill (SB. 575) in the Senate today, a sign that the budget might be passed in a few days time.
The National Assembly said it had been unable to pass the budget before now because Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, failed to appear before appropriation committee or provide them with details of budget proposal.
This paper understands that the debate on the budget will start on Wednesday and it is expected to be passed on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari made a request for N8.612 trillion, but the Senate order paper shows that the budget has been increased to N9.120 trillion.