1 Senate President Alhaji Ahmad Lawansays the National Assembly will pass the 20.5 trillion naira appropriation bill for 2023 before the end of December.
two He made it known on Tuesday in Abuja at a reception organized to celebrate the national honor of the Grand Commander of the Order of Niger (GCON) granted by the president Muhammad Buhari.
3 The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Buhari presented the 2023 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly on Friday.
4 The budget is labeled “Sustainability and Fiscal Transition Budget”.
5 Lawan, in a speech at the reception, said the Senate would begin debate on the bill on Wednesday.
6 “Tomorrow we will start the debate on the 2023 appropriations bill.
7 As we did in the previous three sessions, we are going to approve it before the end of December.
8 “We have a purpose and we are focused.
9 It is not for nothing that the presidency decided to honor 12 of us.
10 “They know our contribution not only to the administration of good government, but also to the stability of politics.
eleven “I firmly believe that today’s national assembly has made many contributions to political stability in Nigeria.
12 The records are there.
13 “People can see what we’ve done and also the things we didn’t do.
14 I think our colleagues in the 9th Senate worked very hard.
Regarding the number of women senators, the president of the Senate said: “We don’t know why the number is small, but they have capacity.
sixteen These are very experienced legislators.
17 “We want to see more women legislators.
18 That’s logical,” he said.
19 On the national honor, Lawan said that it was a special day for the National Assembly.
twenty “The number of recipients from the Senate this time is the highest.
twenty-one Every senator deserves the award.
He said his fellow colleagues were his good friends who made sure he increased productivity in the Senate.
23 “We judiciously agreed that whatever is good for Nigerians should be done.
24 “By the time we leave in 2023, we will leave with our heads held high.
In a goodwill message, Senate Leader Ibrahim Gobir greeted the Senate President upon receiving the award.
26 He said that Lawan had shown that he was a role model for many.
27 “You have done enough.
28 The Senate will forever remember you for what you have done.
For his part, Sen. George Sekibo (PDP-Rivers), while heaping praise on Lawan stated, “If there is anything higher than this, you deserve it.
30 “Since 1999 you have worked tirelessly.
31 You are one of my mentors who is committed to service and loyalty.
32 “If anyone is going to claim success in this administration, it’s you.
33 Honor suits you.
3. 4 There are many opportunities, keep up the good work,” said Sekibo.
35 Senator sani museChairman of the Senate Committee on Services, who was honored with the Commander of the Order of Niger (CON)He said the honor came at the right time under the tutelage of the president of the Senate.
“The President of the Senate has taught us to be dedicated to work.
I owe him this award.
“The award will push us to do more,” Musa said.
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