The Senate has approved the second reading of the 2024 budget proposal, totaling N27 trillion.
Following a motion by Majority Leader Opeyemi Bamidele, debates commenced on Thursday, with a focus on key areas like road projects and agriculture.
Notably, Senator Seriake Dickson criticized the government’s commitment to road projects, while Senator Salihu Mustapha emphasized the need to prioritize agriculture for self-sufficiency.
Various senators expressed their views, with concerns raised about the power sector’s allocation. The bill successfully passed the second reading and was referred to the appropriations committee for further review, with a report expected on December 19.