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Senators consider Finance Bill 2020, budget, #EndSARS at plenary

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Subsequent to resumption of the Nigerian lawmakers from a recent break, Dr. Ajibola Basiru, Spokesperson for the Senate, has said the Upper legislative Chamber will start the consideration of the Finance Bill 2020, as received from President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday, November 24.

Basiru disclosed this Monday, when he said the Senate would be deliberating upon their resumption for plenary Tuesday, in an interview with The Punch.

It is recalled that the Red Chamber had adjourned plenary October 20, 2020, in order to work on the Federal Budget 2021.

The Spokesman stated: “We are going to work on the Petroleum Industry Bill and the Constitution amendment Act.

“We would also receive the Finance Bill for consideration and approval because it is part of what we would need for the operations and implementation of the 2021 Budget.”

Report indicated the Senate would also at plenary make its position known on the #EndSARS protests and its effects on Nigerians.

Likewise, the recent announcement on the state of the country’s economy slipping into full recession would dominate deliberations during the plenary

The National Assembly will resume plenary Tuesday after adjourning since October 22 for standing committees to hold budget defence sessions with ministries, departments and agencies of the Federal Government on the 2021 Appropriation Bill.

Upon resumption, the House of Representatives as well has scheduled presentation and first reading of the of the Police Service Commission (Reform) Bill, which proposes creation of state offices for the commission to take public complaints and investigate allegations against men of the Nigeria Police Force.

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