Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmed Lawan
Information reaching us from the National Assembly has it that the 9th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Wednesday passed the supplementary appropriation bill sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari with N895 billion approved to fund security agencies and procurement of Covid-19 vaccines for the nation.
The passage was sequel to the consideration and adoption of the report of the Senate Committee on Appropriations on the Supplementary Appropriation Bill, 2021. Presenting the report at plenary, Senate Committee Chairman on Appropriation, Senator Jibrin Barau, said the Joint Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives reached an agreement on the harmonised report on the supplementary appropriations bill to facilitate its presentation.
President Buhari had on June 22 transmitted a supplementary Appropriation Bill of N895.842,465,917 billion to the National Assembly for consideration and approval.