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Nigeria To Experience Govt. Shut-Down Friday As Senate Fails To Lay 2017 Budget Proposal

The Senate on Thursday, failed to lay the 2017 Appropriation Bill in plenary, contrary to its promise to Nigerians that the bill would be passed before Friday. The tenure of the 2016 Appropriation Act would end on Friday. In sane climes, there is expected to be government shut down tomorrow as the APC-led Federal Government would be operating without a budget in place.

Against expectations, the Leader of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, moved a motion for the bill to be stepped down till Tuesday. The motion was seconded by Deputy Minority Leader, Sen. Emmanuel Bwacha.

Lawan said that he had been informed that the budget would be ready and laid on Tuesday and therefore, urged the lawmakers to wait until that day to have the report from the Appropriation Committee.

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