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Reps begin debate on 2018 Budget, suspend plenary for three weeks

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The House of Representatives has announced that it will suspend plenary from Thursday, November 30.

The Deputy Speaker of the House, Yussuff Lasun announced this on Tuesday during the debate on the proposed 2018 Budget.

President Muhammadu Buhari on November 7, 2017 addressed a joint session of the National Assembly concerning the 2018 Appropriation Bill and presented the proposed total expenditure of N8.612 trillion to the National Assembly.

The House of Representatives started debate on the 2018 Budget today, November 28 during its plenary with the Deputy speaker presiding over it.

According to Lasun, the debate is not tantamount to passing the Bill but it is necessary so that things will be done accordingly.

He said the suspension is necessary to allow members proceed on oversight assessment and be able to do proper defence sessions for the 2018 Budget.

The suspension will last for three weeks.