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2016 Budget: Senate To Begin Debate On January 19

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The Senate will begin debate on the 2016 Appropriation Bill submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari, on the 19th of January 2016.

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, who disclosed this during plenary on Wednesday, added that copies of the document will be distributed to members as from Thursday.

The Senate, on its Twitter handle said: “Senate President @bukolasaraki announces that the debate of #2016AppropriationBill will commence on Tuesday, 19th January 2016.”

This development puts to rest speculations that the Senate’s copy of the 2016 budget submitted to the National Assembly by President Buhari, on December 22, 2015, was missing.