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Federal Lawmakers To Suspend Holidays Over Revised Budget

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Federal lawmakers will have to suspend their recess and reconvene to consider the 2020 revised budget.

The clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, made this announcement in a memo dated May 26, asking the lawmakers to resume sitting on the 28th of May.

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Both chambers of the National Assembly had adjourned on the 19th of May till the 2nd of June to allow members to celebrate Eid-El-Fitr.

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The Federal Government had in April, cut down the 2020 budget by over N320 billion and proposed a new budget of N10.27 trillion against the N10.59 trillion passed by the National Assembly.

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According to the government, this cut is based on the global economic realities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the recent crisis in the oil market.

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