The Senate has suspended plenary till April 9 to allow its Committee on Appropriation conclude work on the N8.8 trillion 2019 budget.
Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki said the adjournment will enable the committee present and lay the report on time for passage of the budget by April 16.
Before the adjournment, Saraki asked the Vice Chairman of the Appropriation Committee, Sunny Obuoji, about the report of the committee who retorted: “Our report is not yet ready because some committees are yet to submit their reports. For now, we have less than 10 committees that have submitted their reports.
“We actually requested that they should submit the report by last week but since we don’t have it we are extending it to Friday this week latest. So, we are asking for two weeks for it to be ready. If they submit on Friday, we should be able to work on it the following week.
“Let us agree that they submit by Friday, then we suspend plenary for a week till April 9 and during that week, latest by Thursday, we should be able to lay the report and pass this budget by April 16 because we have the Easter break coming as well. We don’t have that luxury of time.”