President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday informed the Senate and House of Representatives about his intention to present the 2022 Appropriation Bill on Thursday in a joint session of the National Assembly by 12 noon. The 2022 budget estimate has a projection of 16.39 trillion Naira.
The ceremony is scheduled to take place at the House chamber, which has the capacity to contain all 469 members of both houses of the National Assembly and more.
Security within and around the National Assembly Complex was tightened on Thursday morning ahead of the President’s presentation of the 2022 budget.
Private businesses located in the National Assembly such as banks and restaurants have been closed for the day due to security reasons.
Only accredited journalists and members of staff with special tags were allowed into the complex.