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Budget Presentation to be COVID-19 Compliant, Says Gbajabiamila

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Representative Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, has said  the 2021 budget presentation by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly would be COVID-19 compliant.
The Speaker said this on Wednesday in Abuja while reading a letter of the proposed budget presentation from the president to members at plenary.
Buhari will on October 8, present the 2021 appropriation bill to the joint session of the National Assembly at 11.00 am with full compliance to COVID-19 protocol.
Gbajabiamila said members would be mandated to wear their face masks as part of compliance to COVID-19 protocol.
The speaker said an abridged version of the budget would be presented by the President so that everything could be done within one hour.
He said both the chairman of the National Assembly and President of the Senate, Senator   Ahmed Lawan, and he would also present abridged versions of their speeches.
This according to him is to reduce the time during the presentation as COVID-19 did not allow crowded environment.
According to him, the budget presentation will not be the usual annual presentation; it will be abridged because of the need to comply with COVID-19 guidelines.
He also said there would be room for social distancing as members would be allowed to sit in the gallery.
Gbajabiamila said the presentation is expected to begin at 11.00 am.

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