Senate President Ahmad Lawan has assured that works on the 2022 Appropriation Bill would be concluded by the end of the year.
In his Sallah message, Lawan said all processes leading to the passage of the constitution would be concluded before works on the 2022 budget commenced.
Lawan said, “Also worth mentioning is the hard work our Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution is doing to get its report ready for consideration as soon as we resume our current summer vacation. We hope to consider the report this year before considering the 2022 Appropriation Bill and transmit the outcome to the state Houses of Assembly for their consideration.
“We are confident that the new Constitution that will emerge from this exercise will substantially address all the areas of genuine concern to patriotic Nigerians.
“We are also committed to nurturing the tradition that we started of timely consideration of the budget by ensuring that the 2022 Appropriation Bill is passed by December so that the budget will continue to be implemented within the January to December cycle.
“This however, requires the cooperation of the Executive in presenting the estimates to the National Assembly on time.
“Already, we have received the proposals on the Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Plan (MTEF/FSP 2022-2024), which provides the basis for the 2022 Budget estimates. We will definitely accord it expeditious consideration on our return from the recess.”