OrderPaperToday – The House of Representatives on Tuesday announced the commencement of debate on the 2022 budget proposal submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari.
It is slated Wednesday and Thursday respectively for the debates after faulty air-conditioners aborted the exercise on Tuesday.
Recall that President Buhari had submitted a budget estimate of N16.39 trillion last week to a joint session of the National Assembly.
Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila assured members of the House that copies of the synopsis of the budget would be made available to the lawmakers so they could study it to prepare themselves for the debate.
Also, Mr. Speaker urged all members interested in partaking in the debate should forward their names to the House of Representatives Clerk and should likewise indicate on which day they intend to speak.
Furthermore, the Speaker disclosed that the plenary session would be suspended to give room for the Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government to appear and defend their budgets.
In the weeks ahead, Nigerians can expect heated debates as it is the tradition, during budget debates and defence. This is because some lawmakers tend to pick holes during such presentations.