President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has asked the Committee on Appropriations to lay its report on the 2020 budget on November 26, for consideration and passage before the end of the month.

Lawan, who stated this at plenary on Tuesday, commended the various committees for rounding off their budget defence sessions on the schedule.

He insisted that the resolve of the National Assembly to revert to the January-to-December budget cycle remained sacrosanct.

He said, “All the committees have done their works so well within the defined parameters.“Therefore, we expect the appropriations committee to galvanize into action.

“They (members of the appropriations committee) should produce the report to be laid here on the 26th November, which is the next two weeks, before the Senate.

“I believe this will be the same thing in our sister chamber, the House of Representatives, so that we would be able to pass the 2020 Appropriation Bill on the 28th of November.”