Nigeria’s Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan has again appealed to the leadership of the two chambers of the National Assembly to reconvene, in order to pass the supplementary budget thus provide funds for the country’s electoral body to conduct the 2019 general election.
Lawan, who spoke to State House Correspondents on Monday, soon after a closed door meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, said activities of government are almost coming to a standstill, due to the non passage of the supplementary budget.
“I have come to brief the Acting President on the situation in the Senate and the discussions also touched on the need for the National Assembly to reconvene immediately to pass the virement and supplementary budget request of the President.”
“You know that the budget for 2018 especially the capital will be largely funded by foreign loans. Now we need to approve that, we also need to approve other important and essential requests especially that of INEC and other security agencies so that our national security will be improved.”
“Therefore, it is very essential that we reconvene immediately because our government is almost stalled and I believe that if we are able to pass the supplementary request of the President, this will enable our administration to provide the various infrastructure that we have planned to provide for Nigerians,” he said.