The Nigeria Senate has on Tuesday gave all standing committees one week to present and defend reports of 2017 Budget of Ministries, Agencies and Departments(MDAs) under them before the Committee on Appropriation.
The Deputy President of the Nigeria Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, announced the deadline to the committees at plenary and urged them to abide by the ultimatum to enable the appropriation committee to put finishing touches to the reports.
According to him, the Nigeria senate is committed to passing the 2017 Budget before the end of March. President Buhari presented the 2017 Appropriation Bill to the National Assembly on Dec. 14, 2016.
Meanwhile, the senate has sent a seven-member delegation to pay a condolence visit on the family of late former governor of old Bendel, Dr Samuel Ogbemudia.
Members of the delegation, which would be led by the Chief Whip, Sen. Olusola Adeyeye, are Sen. Stella Oduah (Anambra-PDP), Sen. Umaru Kurfi (Katsina-APC) and Sen. Gbolahan Dada (Ogun-APC).
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Ogbemudia was former military governor of defunct Midwest region, defunct Bendel state and civilian governor also of Bendel.
He died on Thursday at a private hospital in Lagos at 84.