The Senate has postponed the passage of the 2019 budget till Tuesday, April 30, 2019. This was disclosed during plenary.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said the postponement is because of the absence of the Chairman of the committee at plenary and to also enable committee members to study the budget details before passage.
He asked the National Assembly secretariat to ensure that senators get copies of the bill ahead of passage.
The Senate President had on April 9, 2019, given a Thursday deadline to the Senate Committee on Appropriations for submission of its report on the 2019 Appropriation Bill.
The deadline came one week after the Appropriations Committee failed to lay its report following an earlier date of April 2, 2019.