We won’t consider 2017 budget until MTEF is passed- Senate

Senate President Bukola Saraki

The Senate has said even though President Muhammadu Buhari will present the 2017 Appropriation Bill to the National Assembly next Wednesday, it will not consider the bill until the 2017-2019 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper it is currently working on is passed.

The President had notified the National Assembly of his intention to present the Appropriation Bill to the legislature on December 14, 2016. Buhari’s letter to the Assembly was read by the President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, during plenary at the Senate on Tuesday.

The President, in the letter titled: ‘2017 budget proposals and plans to lead Nigeria out of recession’, said he would also address a joint session of both chambers of the National Assembly on the efforts by his administration to bring the country out of recession.

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