By Haruna Gimba
President Muhammadu Buhari is to present the 2019 Budget proposal to the Joint Session of the National Assembly on Wednesday next week.
This was contained in a letter sent to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr.Yakubu Dogara.
The President requested the Legislators to allow him present the money Bill on the said date.
The letter was read less than 24hrs after the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, said the president was yet to get a date from the National Assembly for the presentation of the appropriation bill.
Udoma, who made the disclosure on Wednesday in Abuja, explained that sequel to the Federal Executive Council’s (FEC) approval at a special session last Friday, the president was ready to present the fiscal document to a joint session of the parliament.
He said Buhari had last week transmitted the budget proposals to the legislature, but the minister noted that the delay was due to the inability of the federal lawmakers to give their green light for the presentation.