2019 Budget Presentation Set To Go Ahead
President Muhammadu Buhari is set to present the 2019 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly today.
According to a letter addressed to the Senate and House of Representatives, Mr Buhari is expected to lay the budget, expected to be a little below the 2018 budget of N9.1 trillion, by 12:00pm.
Naija News understands that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has already arrived the National Assembly complex as at the time of filing this report.
The presentation of the bugdet will be presented amidst the ongoing four days warning strike by members of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria.
Currently, Speaker Yakubu Dogara’s procession has arrived at the chamber, about to start usual business on the order paper.
The House of Representatives adopts a motion to admit senators and Senate President Bukola Saraki into their chamber.
The motion was moved by the House Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, and seconded by his deputy, Idris Wase.
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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, accompanied by several ministers, special advisers, and assistants to President Muhammadu Buhari have arrived at the National Assembly
Following the adoption of a motion to admit senators into the lower chamber, Senators led by Senate President Bukola Saraki are now arriving the green chamber.
National Assembly members boos President Muhammadu Buhari as he presents the 2019 budget with several of them shouting no! no! to his motions.