Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari will present the proposed N19.76 trillion for the 2023 fiscal year before the National Assembly in the first week of October,
Gbajabiamila made this known while inspecting the ongoing renovation of the National Assembly complex ahead of the delivery deadline of August 2023.
In his words:
“This work started in August, a few weeks behind schedule, but for a good reason. So far between August and now, giant strides have been made; you can see the whole chamber has been ripped apart, and the innovations are going to be state-of-the-art.
“We will be proud to have a chamber that matches the best standard all over the world; so I am quite impressed with the work so far.
“I would encourage them to double the pace because, as it is, this is not for the benefit of the 9th Assembly but for the benefit of the 10th Assembly. The whole chamber isn’t going to be ready until sometime in August next year; so we are talking close to a year, and that tells you the level of work that is going on.
“So far so good, we are happy and this temporary site where we will be sitting for the next 9-10 months, is obviously a far cry from where we used to be.”