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Buhari To Present N19.76tn 2023 Budget To NASS This Week

 

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President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to present the N19.76trillion 2023 appropriation bill before the National Assembly on Friday, October 7, 2022, Naija News reports.

Recall that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, revealed earlier in September that the Nigerian leader will present the proposed budget for the 2023 fiscal year before the National Assembly in the first week of October.

The Speaker made the disclosure while inspecting the renovation of the assembly complex ahead of the delivery deadline of August 2023.

It was, however, confirmed in a fresh report obtained by Naija News on Tuesday that the budget presentation will take place at 10:00 am at the temporary chamber of the House of Representatives.

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The Letter on the Budget presentation by President Buhari was personally written by him and read in Plenary Tuesday by the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan.

CNG Reacts To Saraki’s Exclusion From National Honours’ List 

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) on Monday condemned the exclusion of the former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, from the list of nominees for the national honours.

Naija News reports that the President would honour 430 Nigerians and seven foreigners at Nigeria’s National Honours Awards 2022 scheduled for October 11 at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

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Some of the nominees for the national honours include the Director-General, World Trade Organisation, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations, Amina Mohammed and the former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai.

Others are President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamil; new Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola; and the immediate past CJN, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, amongst others.

However, the name of the former Senate President was omitted from the list of nominees and no reason had been given for the exclusion.

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Reacting to the development, CNG Spokesman, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, said the attempt to deny Saraki of his legitimate place in history is unfair, unjust and demeaning.

Suleiman said it would be setting a dangerous precedent if the national awards should be seen to be politicised by the incumbent administration.

The CNG spokesman also berated the current Senate leadership for refusing to include Saraki’s portrait among those of former presiding officers of the red chambers in the main gallery of the new Senate building.

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