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President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari presents 2017 budget to NASS Wednesday; MTEF, Magu’s screening also to keep Senators busy this week

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

Presentation of the 2017 Appropriation Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari to a Joint Session of the National Assembly on Wednesday, confirmation hearing of Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu and the passage of the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) will dominate the deliberations of the Senate this week.

Dr. Bukola Saraki, Senate President
Dr. Bukola Saraki, Senate President

A look at the Notice Paper of the Senate also revealed that Senators will screen Magu on Thursday, the last day before proceeding on end of year holiday while they will receive and consider the report of its Committee on the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) for 2017 -2019.

Other legislative activities to engage the lawmakers include the consideration of the Committee Report on the North East Development Bill 2016, deliberation on the 2016 budget proposals of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), the Nigeria Customs Service and the Postal Service of Nigeria.

Also, on Wednesday, the Senate will inaugurate the Legislative Compliance Committee and hold Public Hearing on Consumer Protection Act (repeal) and to establish the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Bill 2016 on Thursday.

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