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Senate approves Buhari’s request to extend 2020 budget implementation

The Senate on Wednesday, passed an executive communication from the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), seeking the extension of the implementation of the capital components of the 2020 budget from December 31, 2020, to March 31, 2021.

Buhari, through his Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, had through a letter to the National Assembly on Tuesday, requested the extension to enable the executive implement the capital aspect of the budget.

The President had cited the Covid-19 pandemic which prevented the ministries, department, and agencies of government to carry out implementation of capital aspects of the budget.

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, after the approval, assured Nigerians that the development did not alter the January to December budget cycle.

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