Senate President Ahmed Lawan has reiterated that the issue of insecurity remains the biggest challenge that must be prioritized and tackled head-on by constant engagement between the Executive and Legislative arms of government.
He made this disclosure today while delivering a speech to welcome Senators back from their two-month annual recess and said that adequate funding for security agencies in the 2022 budget should be submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly for consideration.
Lawan also made it known that a Conference Committee would be set up to harmonize the Electoral Act Amendment Bill passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives in July 2021 so as to enable its eventual transmission to the President for assent thus increasing the integrity and transparency of the Electoral processes and procedures.
The Senate President further disclosed that the house Joint Committee on Finance, National Planning and Economic Matters, Petroleum Downstream, Petroleum Upstream and Committee on Banking would also be presenting its report on the 2022/2024 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP), preparatory to the presentation of the 2022 Appropriation Bill by the President.
In his closing remarks the President disclosed that the National Assembly is proud to be a major factor in turning around the economic fortunes of the Country.