Senate President Ahmad Lawan has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to lay before the National Assembly the 2020 Appropriation Bill by September ending for its passage by December.

Lawal also appealed to the executive arm of government on the need to be on the same page with the legislature to reverse the unwelcome trend of the current budget cycle in Nigeria and ensure its passage before the lawmakers go on Christmas break.

Senate President Ahmad Lawan

The Senate President said upon his return from pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia that with the recent constitution of relevant committees, the National Assembly is now more prepared to work for Nigerians.

Lawan also said the constitution of legislative committees, which took place before the National Assembly went on its annual recess, places the legislature in a better position.

He urged Nigerians to continue to pray for their leaders, saying that leaders are expected to serve the people and no leader would like to deliberately fail to perform.