Buhari to Present N19.76trn 2023 Budget October

Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila yesterday disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari will in the first week of October present the proposed N19.76 trillion for the 2023 fiscal year before the National Assembly barring any change.

The federal government planned to spend N19.76 trillion in 2023 according to the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) earlier presented to the National Assembly.

Gbajabiamila who disclosed this in Abuja when he inspected the ongoing renovation of the National Assembly complex ahead of the delivery deadline of August 2023, called for speedy completion of the project.

The Speaker warned that the quality of work must not be compromised.

He said the renovation, which began last month, had progressed well, he urged the project managers to speed up the pace and beat the deadline.

At the chamber, Gbajabiamila was briefed on the details of the upgrade and the adjustments to be made to the sitting areas of lawmakers, the chamber staff, the presiding officers, the press gallery, the roof and the adjoining rooms to the chamber.

Speaking with House of Representatives correspondents after the inspection, Gbajabiamila said the changes introduced were “impressive” and would greatly assist the lawmakers in their legislative duties in line with global standards.

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