The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, July 21 presented before the National Assembly the 2021 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper, Naija News learnt.
The development was confirmed during the plenary today by President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.
The senate leader confirmed while reading the president’s letter that the MTEF/FSP document has been forwarded to the assembly for consideration and approval. Naija News understands that Lawan was represented in the presentation of the letter by his spokesman, Ezrel Tabiowo.
“It is with pleasure that I forward the 2021 – 2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP) for the kind consideration and approval of the Distinguished Senate,” a part of the letter by President Buhari reads.
It added, “Let me seize this opportunity to express my deep gratitude for the cooperation, support and commitment of the leadership and distinguished members of the Senate in our collective efforts to sustain the restoration of the January – December financial year.”
“In line with our commitment, we have worked very hard to achieve and earlier submission of the MTEF/FSP. This is to allow the National Assembly enough time to perform its important constitutional duty of reviewing the framework.
“I herewith forward the 2021 – 2023 MTEF/FSP as the 2021 budget of the Federal Government will be prepared based on the parameters and fiscal assumptions of the approved 2021 – 2023 MTEF/FSP. I seek the cooperation of the National Assembly for expeditious legislative action on the submission.”
Meanwhile, Naija News reported earlier that Olanipekun Olukoyede, the secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has received a letter confirming his indefinite suspension from the commission.