President Muhammadu Buhari will present the 2020 budget by 2 p.m. on Tuesday.
The Senate spokesperson, Adedayo Adeyeye, made this known to journalists after at a press briefing on Thursday.
“Next Tuesday by 2 p.m., the president will come to present the budget. Plenary will hold but we will adjourn early and move to the House of Representatives so we can attend to the president,” he said.
He hailed the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, for fulfilling part of his agenda – which is to change the budget circle of the country – at the start of the ninth assembly.
He also commended Mr Buhari for “taking a cue from the plan of the Senate President.”
Mr Adeyeye said with the zeal of the National Assembly, the 2020 budget will be passed before Christmas break and implementation will take place between January to December.
When asked how the Senate will deal with Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) who delay in budget defence, the lawmaker said the Senate is resolute about MDAs.