The 2018 budget was presented at the senate during plenary session which is expected to be deliberated on by the senators today hoping to be passed tomorrow May 17, 2018.
Passage of the budget had been delayed because Ministries, Departments and Agencies had not submitted details of their budget proposals.
The Senate on February 14, 2018, gave the MDAs one week ultimatum to submit details of their 2018 budget proposals or risk sanctions.
The Upper Chamber gave the ultimatum after Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan raised a point of order informing the Senate that out of sixty four government agencies, only one had submitted details of its budget proposal.
Also the budget has just been laid before the House of Representatives by the Appropriations Committee.
The Deputy Speaker, Yusuf Lasun who presided over plenary said the budget would be passed today or tomorrow.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on November 17, 2017 presented a budget of eight point six- one- two trillion Naira before a joint session of the National Assembly.