President Muhammadu Buhari has written the House of Representatives seeking to present the estimates of the 2018 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly on Tuesday, November 7.
Yesterday, a report had emerged that the president will present the 2018 budget estimates to a joint session of the National Assembly on Thursday, November 2.
Daily Trust quoted multiple sources at the presidency as saying that the Executive had completed arrangements for the presentation of the fiscal document to the National Assembly tomorrow.
However, in a letter read on the floor of the House by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, on Thursday, the president said he will present the budget at a joint session by 2 p.m on November 7.
Shouts Of ‘No! No!! No!!!’ rented the air after Dogara read the President’s letter.
The Speaker, however, reminded the lawmakers that they do not have constitutional powers to reject the presentation of the budget proposal by the President.
The budget was supposed to have been presented to the National Assembly on Tuesday, October 31, according to the timetable given by the Minister for Budget and National Planning.