Senate President Bukola Saraki

Budget: Senate gives committees 1 day to submit report

The Senate has given 20 standing committees yet to submit their budget defence reports to do so unfailingly on Friday.

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The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, announced the ultimatum at plenary on Thursday.

He listed the defaulting committees as Defence, Army, Air Force, Navy, Industry, Federal Capital Territory, States and Local Government, Culture and Tourism, Petroleum Downstream, Petroleum Upstream and Niger Delta.

Others, according to him, are Sustainable Development Goals; Primary Health Care and Communicable Diseases; Health; Capital Market; Tertiary Institutions and TETFund; Federal Emergency Road Maintenance Agency; Works; Power and Cooperation and Integration.

“I am sorry to have chosen this method. I have no alternative than to list these committees so that these chairmen can know that they are holding all of us back.

“The listed committees have not submitted and they must submit unfailingly tomorrow.

“These 20 committees must ensure that their reports are submitted on Friday. We have a deadline which we have committed to. You can’t hold us back. You must submit unfailingly by Friday,’’ he said.

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