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NASS recalls lawmakers to discuss revised 2020 budget

Clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, has said that federal lawmakers would have to suspend their recess and reconvene to consider the 2020 revised budget.

Sani-Omolori made this announcement in a memo dated May 26 to the lawmakers, asking them to resume sitting on May 28.

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

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