President Bola Tinubu at the National Assembly presented the N27.5 trillion Appropriation Bill before a joint session of the Senate and the House of Representative
As soon as the President entered the Chamber of the House of Representatives at 11.13 a.m., the National Anthem was recited
The President of the Senate and Chairman of the National Assembly, Godswill Akpabio, called the House to order at 11.15 a.m.
Akpabio began the reading of the welcome address at 11.20 a.m.
Ahead of today’s budget presentation three weeks ago, Tinubu forwarded to both chambersthe 2024 – 2026 MTEF and Fiscal Strategy Paper.
In the paper, N26.1 trillion was proposed as the total expenditure profile for the 2024 fiscal year.
The Senate, through its committee on Finance, after two weeks of interactive sessions with heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies on revenue and expenditure projections made for them, approved the MTEF.
However, it was later adjusted to N27.5 trillion, presented today.