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Delay in appointing ministers won’t affect 2020 Budget – Senate President

The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has assured that President Muhammadu Buhari’s delay in appointing  ministers will not affect the preparation and presentation of 2020 Appropriation Bill.

“I think there is nothing to worry us deeply, he said after a meeting with the president at the Presidential Villa.

” The budget itself is normally prepared by civil servants, the permanent secretaries superintend and the directors will work most of the time. I believe that we are still on course and I believe both the executive and the legislature are on the same page on this, we desire and are prepared and determined to pass the budget by the first and second week of December by the grace of God, provided it is presented to us end of September.”

Lawan said that budgets are usually prepared by civil servants, adding that as long as the budget comes in by September, the budget will be passed by first week of December.

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