The Senate on Tuesday resolved to hold a joint session with House of Representatives on Wednesday, December 19, for President Muhammadu Buhari to present the 2019 Appropriation Bill, despite the ongoing industrial action of workers.
The Senate Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan, had at plenary moved a motion for the presentation of the bill by the president and was seconded by Deputy Minority Whip, Senator Emmanuel Paulker.
As required, the Senate President Bukola Saraki put the motion to a voice vote subsequently and the lawmakers unanimously agreed to receive the President at a joint session of the National Assembly by 11 a.m on Wednesday.
It would be recalled that President Buhari had last week communicated to the National Assembly in a letter read at the plenary on Thursday by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, of his intention to lay before the joint session of the Legislature the proposed 2019 budget.
In the letter addressed to Speaker, President Buhari stated: “May I crave the kind indulgence of the House of Representatives to grant me the slot of 1100 hours Wednesday, December 19, 2018 to formally present the 2019 Appropriation Bill to the Joint Session of the National Assembly.”