Senator Solomon Adeola, Chairman Senate Committee on Local Content, on Wednesday gave reasons why the Senate may not pass into law the 2018 Appropriation Bill presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari very soon.
Adeola, who represents Lagos West at the Upper Legislative Chambers disclosed that the Senate may not pass the budget until March or April, 2018.
Absolving the Senate of delaying the passage of the proposed 2018 budget, the lawmaker accused Ministries and Departments of refusing to submit documents necessary for passage of the bill.
He spoke while addressing journalists during a function of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ilaro.
According to the lawmaker, unless the Senate was furnished with the necessary documents, fact and figures to work with, the Upper Legislative Chamber could not rubber stamp the 2018 budget.