Nigerian Senate Passes N10.805trn Revised 2020 Budget

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday during its plenary passed the 2020 revised budget of N10.805trn.

The Senate had on Tuesday deferred presentation of the report over a delay by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, to provide details for the sum of N186bn, an amount, which was part of the N500bn COVID-19 intervention fund. 

Senator Jibrin Barau, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, had explained that the Finance Ministry was yet to comply with the request of the committee by attaching necessary details for the amount to be captured as part of the 2020 budget amendment bill.

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, on Wednesday revealed that the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning had complied with the request of the Appropriations Committee by providing the relevant details for the outstanding of N186bn.