The Senate on Tuesday received the report of the Joint Committee on Appropriation and Finance on the 2017 Appropriation Bill.
The report was laid at plenary by the Chairman of the Joint Committee on Appropriation, Senate Danjuma Goje.
In his remarks, Senate President Bukola Saraki, commended the committee for a job well done.
He said the senate would ensure the passage of the bill on Thursday.
Saraki commended the committee for laying the report with details, saying it would help speed up the passage of the bill.
“On behalf of our colleagues let me congratulate the committee.
“This is history been made, because this is the first time report of the Appropriation Bill will be laid with details.
“Because of that, by tomorrow (Wednesday) you will get hard copies of the report, but the soft copy will be ready today.
“We will distribute them and ensure we pass the bill on Thursday,’’ he said.
President Muhammadu Buhari had presented a budget proposal of N7.30 trillion for the 2017 fiscal year before a Joint Session of the National Assembly on Dec. 14, 2016.

2017 budget: Senate receives report, fixes Thursday for passage