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Budget Presentation Event Will Be Abridged Due To COVID-19 – Senate

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The Senate has announced that the budget presentation event will be abridged and last for only one hour.

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Senate President Ahmed Lawan made this announcement on Wednesday while giving conditions to guide the budget presentation by President Muhammadu Buhari.

He says because of COVID-19, arrangements are being made to ensure social distancing in the House, and all participants are mandated to wear face masks.

The number of people attending will also be reduced compared to previous presentations done in previous years.

Senator Lawan further said very key and relevant people will accompany President Buhari to the National Assembly for the event and those of them that have little to do with the budget will join virtually.

The budget presentation is scheduled to take place on Thursday with President Buhari presenting the 2021 budget at a joint sitting of lawmakers of both chambers.

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