ASSEMBLY WATCH

Senate Begins Debates on 2022 Appropriation Bill
ASSEMBLY WATCH

Senate Begins Debates on 2022 Appropriation Bill

The Senate on Tuesday commenced debate on the 2022 appropriation bill presented to the joint session of the National of National Assembly on Thursday 7th October by President Muhammadu Buhari. President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, who presided over plenary, said the debate on the bill which is slated for two days continues on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. President Buhari had on Thursday last week presented a N16.39 trillion budget proposal for the 2022 fiscal year. He said out of the total expenditure of N16.39 trillion Naira proposed for the Federal Government in 2022, N768.28 is for Statutory Transfers; N6.83 trillion is for Non-debt Recurrent Costs; and N4.11 trillion for Personnel Costs. Others are N577.0 billion for Pensions, Gratuities and Retirees’ Benefits; N792.39