Senate has extended implementation of 2021 Appropriation Act from March 31st to May 31st, 2022.
Written by News Room on April 6, 2022
The Senate has extended the implementation of the 2021 Appropriation Act from March 31st to May 31st, 2022.
The Senate gave approval for the budget extension after examining a bill to Amend the 2021 Appropriation Act.
Senate Leader Yahaya Abdullahi, who presented the bill during Tuesday’s plenary session, said the extension of the budget period is necessary to ensure that ongoing projects are completed.
He also explained that the Appropriation Acts in the past were passed mid-year, with their implementation usually extended to the following year and that these extensions are covered by a Clause.
According to him, the Clause is in line with the provisions of Section 318 of the Constitution, that the Act runs for a period of twelve months, starting from the date it comes into effect.