The Nigerian Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan, has said that the National Assembly will ensure the passage of the 2022 appropriation bill before the Christmas holiday. ayokinews.com reports
Lawan, made this known while speaking at the New Telegraph award ceremony held on Friday night in Lagos.
He stated that the National Assembly is working towards the early passage of the bill so that the executive can start acting on it in the new year.
During the event, Senate President Ahmed Lawan, bagged the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award in Politics’.
“This is my fourth term in the senate. When we came in 2019, our colleagues decided to give us the opportunity to serve them,” he said.
“As a member, I have never seen a senate chamber that is so united, determined and focused on achieving great deeds of legislation and development for our dear nation as this.
“The 9th senate and indeed the ninth national assembly has recorded great success and that is not to say that we have no differences; we all decided that this time around, we must work for Nigeria together, in spite of our political dispositions.
“It is in this regard that we have said that the 2022 appropriation budget would be passed before Christmas so the executive would begin to act on it in the following year.”