2023 Appropriation Bill will be passed into law in December – Lawan. The N20.5 trillion appropriation bill for 2023, which President Muhammadu Buhari submitted to the joint session of lawmakers on Friday, will be enacted into law in December, according to Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, President of the Nigerian Senate.
Lawan revealed this during a luncheon held for him on Tuesday after President Muhammadu Buhari awarded him the Grand Commander of the Order of Niger (GCON).
As President Buhari’s final budget before leaving office on May 29, 2023, the 2023 appropriation budget, titled “Budget of Fiscal Sustainability and Transition,” was sent to the National Assembly last Friday.
Lawan added that in order to adhere to the deadline, senators would start debating the appropriations measure on Wednesday.
“We have goals and are laser-focused. The decision by the presidency to bestow 12 honors upon us was not made in vain.
They are aware of our contribution to the stability of the politics as well as the administration of good government.
“Our records are there, and I firmly feel that the national assembly of today has contributed greatly to Nigeria’s political stability.
“People can look at both the things we have done and the things we haven’t done. I think our colleagues in the 9th Senate put forth a lot of effort,” he remarked.