Tags: Ahmad Lawan

Petroleum Subsidy Removal: You Gave Approval As Soon As You Signed That Bill

By Adewole Kehinde “President didn’t order fuel subsidy removal, Lawan clarifies” was the major headline in the media on Wednesday according to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, after meeting Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja,  stating that he had gone to convey the feeling of constituents to him on some concerns, including the…

Senate Will Expedite Action On Electoral Bill – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has assured that the chamber would expedite action on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill having concluded all consultations on the President’s response. Lawan gave the hint on Tuesday in an address delivered at the start of plenary to welcome Senators back from the Christmas and New Year break. He…

Finance Bill 2021 Scales Second Reading in Senate

The Finance bill 2021, forwarded by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly on Tuesday has scaled second reading in the Senate. The bill was sponsored by the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi (Kebbi North). President Buhari, in the letter to the Senate, on Tuesday, explained that the request for the passage of the Finance bill…

Lawan Gives Appropriations C’ttee Wednesday Deadline To Conclude Budget Defense

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has given the Committee on Appropriations till Wednesday this week to conclude budget defense by subcommittees of the upper chamber. Lawan explained that the ultimatum became necessary in keeping with the December 14 timetable for the passage of the 2022 budget by the National Assembly. He added that working…

Senate President Gives MDAs One-Week To Defend Budget Proposals

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has given a one-week ultimatum to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of Government yet to appear before relevant Committees to defend their budget proposal for 2022, to do so or risk zero allocation in the coming year. Lawan gave the ultimatum in an announcement moments before the upper chamber adjourned…

MDAs Sabotaging Buhari’s Efforts to Provide Critical Infrastructure – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has raised the alarm that some Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government are out to sabotage the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari to provide critical infrastructure across the country. According to Lawan, despite several invitations extended by the Local and Foreign Debt Committee of the Senate, the MDAs have…

MDAs Must Generate N1trn Annually To Fund Budget – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the National Assembly would mount more pressure on revenue generating agencies to ensure that they remit N1 trillion naira in revenues annually, to enable the federal government fund its budget. Lawan stated this on Wednesday in his remarks after the chamber approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s submission…

Buhari Asks Senate to Amend Petroleum Industry Act

The Senate has received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari, to amend the Petroleum Industry Act 2021 passed by the National Assembly over two months ago. The request was contained in a letter dated September 16, 2021, and read during plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. President Buhari in the letter explained…

Senate Receives Buhari’s Fresh Request to Borrow $4.054bn, €710m, $125m

The Senate has received a formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari to consider and approve an external loan to fund projects captured under the 2018-2021 borrowing plan. The letter dated 24th August, 2021 was read during plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. Buhari in the letter explained that the projects listed in the 2018-2021…

Senate President Mourns Prof. Femi Odekunle

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has expressed his sadness at the news of the death of Professor Femi Odekunle on Tuesday. Professor Odekunle, aged 77, was a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) headed by Prof Itself Sagay. He was reported to have died at the COVID-19 Isolation Centre in Gwagwalada,…