The Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila has confirmed the inability of the National Assembly to pass the 2023 budget earlier scheduled for Thursday, 22nd December 2022.
Hon. Gbajabiamila who confirmed this during the plenary session assured that the 2023 budget will be passed next Wednesday, 28th December 2022 in line with January – December cycle.
The House had initially planned to pass the 2023 budget before proceeding on their Christmas and New Year break but it was postponed to tidy up some grey areas.
while announcing a slight change in the plan,he urged members to adjourn for Christmas but return on the 28th of December for the singular assignment of passing the budget.
The House tasked authorities of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and other Money Deposit Banks on the need to urgently activate mechanisms to ensure prompt remittance of school fees of foreign-based Nigerian Students to avoid deportation.
The resolution was a sequel to the consideration of a motion moved at plenary by Hon. Akande Sadipe..she alleged that the banks have failed to quickly process the fees, thereby putting the students on the edge.
The House also passed through Second Reading a Bill for an Act to amend the Court of Appeal Act, 2013 to among other things, increase the number of Justices of the court from 90 to 110, as well as provide for the integration of Virtual Court proceedings and for related matters. TRIBUNE