Abuja – President Goodluck Jonathan will on Oct. 10, present the 2013 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly (NASS).
The President in a letter addressed to Senate President, David Mark, on Tuesday in Abuja, which was read out to the senators, urged the NASS to allow him to present the budget by 10:00 am.
The letter read in part; ‘’as a follow up to my letter of Sept. 21, 2012, I write to crave your kind indulgence to grant me the slot of 10:am on Wednesday Oct. 10, 2012.
“This is to enable me formerly address a joint session of the National Assembly on the 2013 budget.’’
Jonathan thanked the senators for their constant support and assured them of his highest esteem.
It would be recalled that the president had earlier sought the approval of the NASS to present the budget on Oct. 4, but the date had to be shifted.
The Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, moved a motion, which was unanimously adopted, that the senators move to the House of Representatives Chamber on Wednesday to receive the document.
The senators, however, resolved to hold plenary session by 9:am on Wednesday to enable them quickly deliberate on some issues before the budget presentation. (NAN)