Senate extends 2021 budget implementation to May 31


The Nigerian Senate has extended the implementation year of the 2021 Appropriation Act from 31st March to 31st May, 2022. The extension was approved following the consideration of a bill to Amend the 2021 Appropriation Act.

Leading debate on the bill, Senator Yayah Abdullahi, recalled that prior Appropriation Acts were passed mid-year, with their implementation usually extended to the following year.

Abdullahi, explained that the extension of the budget period became imperative in view of the need to complete ongoing projects nearing completion.

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