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Senate declares to deliver 2020 budget before Christmas

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The Senate will approve the 2020 national budget before Christmas this year. The president of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, assured after visiting the governor of the state of Katsina, Aminu Bello Masari, in the House of Government yesterday 16 August.

He said the National Assembly foresees the budget of the presidency for September and hopes to deliberate and approve it within two months.

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“The process would return Nigeria to the annual budget of between January and December and guarantee fiscal discipline.” Lawan said

He assured that the Ninth Assembly would also pass the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, to ensure the oil and Gas sector are given the desired reform.