President Muhammadu Buhari will today, Tuesday present the 2018 budget proposals to a joint session of the National Assembly.
The president had in a letter on November 2 formally informed the Senate and the House of Representatives of the presentation of the appropriation bill.
The president is billed to address the members of the National Assembly at 2 p.m. to present the N8.6 trillion Appropriation Bill for 2018.
“In pursuant to Section 81 of the 1999 Constitution, may I crave the kind indulgence of the National Assembly to grant me the slot of 1400 hours on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, to formally address a joint session and lay before the NASS the 2018 budget proposal,” the president said..
Mr. Buhari had earlier sent the 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper to the National Assembly.
The submission of the documents usually precedes the presentation of the budget estimates to the National Assembly in pursuant to provisions of the Fiscal Responsibility Act, 2007.