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Buhari’s Budget Presentation Will Not Be Longer Than 60 Minutes – Ahmed Lawan

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan

President Muhammadu Buhari cannot come with some of his aides during the presentation of the 2021 Appropriation Bill before a Joint session of the National Assembly, the Senate has said.

The senate recently revealed that the president will not be accompanied by many people and only very important and relevant personalities to the budget will be allowed into the chamber.

According to Senator Ahmad Lawan, the budget presentation will not be longer than 60 minutes due to the current Covid-19 situation.

He added that everyone who cannot be present physically will be allowed to join the presentation virtually.

His words, “The joint session normally take place in the chamber of the House of Representatives. It is going to be the same. It will take place there but by this time around because of the situation of COVID-19, we have made arrangements to observe Social distancing in the chamber.”

“We also have to wear or face masks mandatorily. We are going to also abridge the entire event because we will be many there. So the entire event will last just about an hour.”

“From the entry of the President into the chamber and addresses and the presentation and laying will be just an hour event so that we are able to comply with the requirements of the COvID-19 protocol.

“Mr. President to this time around will not be accompanied by many people on the entourage. Only few people – very key and relevant to budget – will accompany Mr. President into the chamber. I think by the arrangement those of them that have little to do with the budget will join virtually what will happen.”

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Muhammadu Buhari GCFR (born 17 December 1942) is a Nigerian politician currently serving as the President of Nigeria, in office since 2015. He is a retired major general in the Nigerian Army and previously served as the nation’s head of state from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d’état. The term Buharism is ascribed to the Buhari military government.

He unsuccessfully ran for the office of president of Nigeria in the 2003, 2007, and 2011 general elections. In December 2014, he emerged as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the March 2015 general elections. Buhari won the election, defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. This marked the first time in the history of Nigeria that an incumbent president lost to an opposition candidate in a general election. He was sworn in on 29 May 2015. In February 2019, Buhari was re-elected President, defeating his closest rival Atiku Abubakar by over 3 million votes.

Buhari has stated that he takes responsibility for anything over which he presided during his military rule, and that he cannot change the past. He has described himself as a “converted democrat”.

Muhammadu Buhari was born to a Fulani family on 17 December 1942, in Daura, Katsina State, to his father Hardo Adamu, a Fulani chief, and mother Zulaihat. He is the twenty-third child of his father. Buhari was raised by his mother, after his father died when he was about four years old.


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