President Goodluck Jonathan will present the 2013 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly on Wednesday.
The President in a letter addressed to Senate President, David Mark, on Tuesday in Abuja, which was read out to the senators, urged the NASS to allow him to present the budget by 10am.
The letter reads in part; ‘’As a follow up to my letter of September 21, 2012, I write to crave your kind indulgence to grant me the slot of 10am on Wednesday, October 10, 2012.
“This is to enable me formerly address a joint session of the National Assembly on the 2013 budget.’’
Jonathan thanked the senators for their constant support and assured them of his highest esteem.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the president had earlier sought the approval of the NASS to present the budget on October 4, but the date was shifted due to requests by the lawmakers.
The Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, moved a motion, which was unanimously adopted, that the senators move to the House of Representatives Chamber on Wednesday to receive the document.
The senators, however, resolved to hold plenary session by 9am on Wednesday to enable them quickly deliberate on some issues before the budget presentation.