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Budget 2021: House gives committees 24-hour ultimatum to submit reports

Femi Gbajabiamila

  • Honor to vendor killed shot by lecturer’s security assistant

By Udora Orizu

The House of Representatives instructed its standing committees to submit their budget defense report without fail to the Appropriations Committee no later than Thursday.

The Speaker of the House, the Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, who ordered the resumption of plenary on Tuesday, asked committees to use the two days to put away their budget defense report and submit it.

The House on October 20 adjourned the plenary session to November 24 to allow lawmakers enough time to hold budget advocacy sessions with various ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).

The committees include finance, aviation, upstream and downstream petroleum, military, science and technology, commerce, solid minerals, health services, health facilities, works and construction. basic education.

The others are climate change, health services, rural development, agriculture, national security, local content, employment and labor productivity, the Niger Delta, the National Agency for the Fight against drugs (NDLEA), agriculture, labor and employment, higher education, poverty reduction and gas. Resources, among others.

He called on lawmakers to take things seriously so that the House meets its deadline.

Also in the plenary session, the House honored deceased newspaper vendor Ifeanyi Okereke, who was killed last Thursday by a security aide attached to the President’s convoy.

The honor follows the invitation of the leaders of the Abuja Newspaper Distributors Association (ANDA) and the Abuja Newspaper Vendors Association (NVAA) by Gbajabiamila.

The president, who reiterated his commitment to ensuring the family of the deceased seller is taken care of, called on lawmakers to observe a minute’s silence for the seller.

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