Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has promised the speedy passage of the proposed 2017 Appropriation Bill about to be presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly.
He expects the bill to arrive the national assembly within the next ten days.
Saraki made the pledge while speaking to the state house correspondents after a meeting with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Federal Executive Council had on November 30 approved the document, paving the way for Buhari to present it to the federal legislators.
Udo Udoma, the budget minister, had earlier told State House reporters that it would be at the discretion of the National Assembly to decide when the budget would be presented after the President must have communicated his intention to them.
Saraki stated that consultations are ongoing on the proposed budget to prevent the crisis associated with the 2016 budget, while the differences between the Presidency and the Senate on the Medium Term Expenditure Framework Bill are being resolved.
The passage of the Medium Term Expenditure Framework Bill is to pave the way for the presentation of the proposed 2017 budget bill.
The Senate had rejected the Medium Term Expenditure Framework Bill, saying it lacks details to justify figures in the bill.Please subscribe to our newsletter