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Senate Postpones Passage Of 2021 Budget

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan (File Photo)


The Senate has postponed the consideration and passage of the 2021 Appropriation Bill to December 21.

Speaking at plenary on Wednesday, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan defined that the postponement is because of a late request for expenditure by the manager.

According to him, that is in step with the legislative agenda of the ninth Assembly to make sure that the funds maintains a January to December cycle.

Meanwhile, the Senate President has sworn in Dr Stephen Odey to symbolize Cross River north within the higher legislative chamber.

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Senator Odey replaces Senator Rose Oko, who died earlier this 12 months.

The Senate President didn’t administer the oath of workplace on Mr Odey alongside different senators-elect on Tuesday due to a courtroom injunction restraining him from swearing him in as his election is being disputed.

No rationalization has but been given for the choice of the senate president to manage the oath of workplace on Mr Odey.

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