The President of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan has emphasized on continuous sensitization of people, on the need to observe the protocols established by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) and other relevant authorities to prevent the spread of corona virus.
Senator Lawan said the pandemic is still very much among people and insisted on the need to continue to work with the Health authorities in the education, enlightenment and sensitization of the people.
He stated this during his opening speech at the resumption of Senate Plenary on Tuesday.
Senator Lawan commended all the Senators for being responsive and for donating fifty percent (50%) of their salaries to the national efforts at fighting the pandemic for the entire period of the COVID-19 Pandemic in our country.
He also commended the PTF and health workers at all levels of government for the great job they have been doing since the outbreak of the pandemic in our country.
“I also commend our various committees for undertaking oversights during the Recess. These oversights are necessary activities of this Senate to ensure that the Executive implements government programmes and projects with efficiency and effectiveness.
“Also worthy of our commendation is the engagement of our Joint Committee on Finance and National Planning with Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning on the 2020-2022 Medium Term Expenditure and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTF/FSP) during the Recess.
“The Committee interacted with over 300 MDAs over the issues of Revenue Generation and Remittances to the Federal Government.
The Joint committee will present it’s report to the Senate today for consideration.
“This is a precursor to the presentation of the 2021 Budget Estimates by the Executive Arm of Government soon. I am aware that the Executive will be presenting the 2021 Budget Estimates by next week.”