Lawan: NASS in Possession of 2020-2022 MTEF/FSP
Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded 2020- 2022 Medium Term Expenditure Frame Work ( MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper ( FSP) to the National Assembly for consideration.
Lawan made this known while briefing newsmen in Abuja ahead of Senate resumption.
He assured that the Senate will look into FSP/MTEF immediately Senate the lawmakers resume by next week.
Lawan said it was gratifying that the executive came up with the MTEF/FSP documents earlier than before in paving the way for passage of the 2020 budget before the Christmas break in December .
Lawan said,”I have been informed that the executive arm of government has sent the request for the MTEF to the Senate, and I’m sure that will be the first thing that would be looked into when we resume next week. We hope to take on the MTEF within the first legislative week.
“Our committee on finance will be saddled with its first major responsibility, that it works expeditiously on the FSP/MTEF request of the executive arm of government, and thereafter the budget will come after that.”
He added that the 2020 budget proposals itself when presented , would be expeditiously considered by both chambers of the National Assembly in ensuring that the budget cycle is returned back to January to December