Senate summons Adeosun, Udoma over 2017 budget

The Nigerian Senate has asked the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun and the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma to appear before its Joint Committee on Finance and Appropriation on Tuesday, October 3.

Highlights:

  • The Senate, which had on September 26, asked the ministers to appear before it in plenary to brief it on the level of implementation of the 2017 Budget, changed its decision on Thursday.
  • The decision followed a point of order raised by the Leader of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan – who appealed to his colleagues to allow the committees interface with the minister for a more robust discussion.
  • Senate President Bukola Saraki urged the Clerk of the National Assembly to communicate the position of the Senate to the ministers.

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