President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the 2021 Appropriation Bill to a Joint session of the National Assembly.
mNaija.com learnt that Buhari arrived the National Assembly premised by exactly 11.01am and was received by the Clerk to the National Assembly, Arc Ojo Olatunde Amos, who led him through the basement door into the House of Representatives Chambers.
Compared to budget presentations done in previous years, the President was only accompanied by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and a few ministers, while the others are expected to participate virtually.
According to Senate President Ahmed Lawan, the new arrangement became necessary in order to maintain social distancing during the presentation, as a result of the COVID-19.
Before presenting the proposed budget, the President is expected to give a breakdown of the performance of the 2020 budget.
The lawmakers are also expected to consider and pass the 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP).
Here are some pictures of president Muhammadu Buhari below as present the bill Joint session of the National Assembly.
And so it begins, the 2021 Budget presentation by @MBuhari. #FGNBudget2021
Cc: @IsuphJt @ishakaa @JohnFanimokun @iyaboawokoya @AyoOyalowo @Mide0403 @3bood021 @ElderAdewuyi1 @witan17 @Mohamadlapai @tfx47 @trolls_queen @ApanpaOlasumbo @AvalonGroove @fash360degree @SalmanDuke pic.twitter.com/bEAgynezl7
— ismaeel (@Banjy47) October 8, 2020