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2021 Budget: Speaker gives deadline to Committee Chairmen on submission reports

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamilia on Tuesday ordered committee chairmen to submit and defend their 2021 budget reports latest November 26.

Gbajabiamilia gave this directive during plenary after members reconvened plenary after weeks of budget defence.

He said that Nigerians are watching them to see if the  January to December budget circle will be sustained.

Gbajabiamilia lamented that some committees are yet to submit  their reports.

“Some of the committees yet to submit their reports include Solid Minerals, Science and Technology Labour, Employment and Productivity, Local Content, Drugs and Narcotic.

“Others are Finance, Sports, Youth Development, Financial Crimes, Niger Delta, Petroleum Resources (Downstream and Upstream).

“They are to take the period of grace that is Tuesday, Nov. 24, and Wednesday, Nov. 25; there shall be no extension.

“Submit and defend your budget report unfailingly, please take this very seriously,” he said.

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