President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the proposed 2021 Budget of N13 trillion at the join session of Senate and House of Representatives today in Abuja.
President Buhari was accompanied by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and some ministers, while others were expected to participate virtually.
According to Senate President Ahmed Lawan, the new arrangement became necessary in order to maintain social distancing during the presentation, as a result of the COVID-19.
Before presenting the proposed budget, the President gave a breakdown of the performance of the 2020 budget.
The lawmakers also passed the 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP).
However, there is a heavy presence of security operatives in and around the National Assembly Complex, Abuja,
Those allowed to enter, including journalists , have their names confirmed on the lists provided at three points.
Only journalists from television stations, who will broadcast the event live, are allowed into the House of Representatives chamber.