The Nigerian Senate is set to pass the N2.18 trillion 2023 Supplementary Appropriation Bill on Thursday.
Recall that President Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday forwarded a letter to the Senate for consideration.
During the plenary, the budgetary proposals made in the bill were debated and passed for a second reading, and the Committee on Appropriations was mandated to interface with heads of affected agencies for defence on proposals made.
The committee chaired by Senator Solomon Adeola, met with heads of the seven affected agencies till the late hours of Wednesday.
The lawmaker representing Ogun West senatorial district told journalists that the reports on the supplementary budgetary proposals will be submitted to the Senate for final consideration and passage on Thursday.
Adeola said, “As mandated by the Senate on the strength of the request made by President Bola Tinubu, the Appropriations Committee has met with heads of the affected seven agencies supplementary budget proposals were provided for.
“Heads of each of the agencies have defended proposals made for them by the President and convinced the committee on the need for the Senate and by extension, the National Assembly to approve the N2.17tn 2023 supplementary budget.
“The committee has carried out the assignment given in line with the urgency required on the basis which reports for final consideration and passage of the bill, will be submitted to the Senate today (Thursday).”