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Senate Postpones Passage Of 2019 Budget Estimates

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Senate Postpones Passage Of 2019 Appropriation Bill

The Nigerian Senate has postponed the passage of the 2019 budget till Tuesday next week, Naija News understands.

The lawmakers in the upper chamber of the National Assembly took the decision on Wednesday during plenary.

The decision to postpone the third reading of the bill is said to due to the fact details of the estimates had not been made available to the lawmakers.

Punch reports the 2019 appropriations bill had been scheduled for consideration at the plenary on Wednesday.

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, thereafter ordered that copies of the details be made available to lawmakers by Monday, ahead of the expected passage of the budget on Tuesday.