The Senate is expected to commence plenary to pass the 2024 budget today (Saturday) by 1PM.
Recall that the Senate had on Wednesday 21st December 2023 adjourned plenary till Friday 29th December to consider and pass the 2024 budget.
The Clerk to the Senate, Chinedu Akubueze, in a statement, a few days later, had shifted the date till Saturday 30th December 2023,
But, in a new statement made available to newsmen on Saturday morning, Akabueze, said the plenary will now hold as from 1pm prompt.
The leadership of the National Assembly had expressed its readiness to pass the 2024 budget before the end of 2023 in order to maintain the January- December budget cycle policy of the Federal Government.
Akubueze’s statement, titled: “Plenary sitting to commence at 1pm prompt”, partly reads, “This is to kindly inform Distinguished Senators that the plenary sitting of the Senate, scheduled for Saturday, December 30th, 2023, will hold by 1pm prompt.”