Lawan, Gbajabiamila Meet With Buhari
President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on Wednesday met with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The meeting held at the Presidential Villa in the nation’s capital.
At the end of the meeting, Senator Lawan said the subsequent budget will not suffer delay as a result of the delay in the submission of the ministerial list.
He believes the budget cycle of January to December is possible should the Executive forward the proposal to the National Assembly early enough.
“I think there is nothing to worry as deeply; the budget itself is normally prepared by civil servants. The permanent secretaries superintend and the directors do the work most of the time,” the lawmaker told State House correspondents.
He added, “I believe that we are still on course and I believe that both the Executive and the Legislature are on the same page on this.
“We all desire and are prepared and determined to ensure that we pass the budget by the first or second week of December, by the grace of God, provided it is presented to us in September, end of September.”