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2014 Appropriation Bill Scales Second Senate Reading

The 2014 Appropriation Bill passed its second reading at the Senate on Tuesday but suffered setback at the lower chamber.

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the plenary, commended the lawmakers for the successful passage of the Bill which has now been forwarded to the committees on Appropriation and Finance for further legislative work.

The joint committee has three weeks to conclude its work and report back to the House.

However, the Bill did not make it through at the House of Representatives as debate on the draft law halted after two members presented opposing views on its consideration.

Consequently, the Speaker of the House, Aminu Tambuwal, set up a six – man committee to look into the views and present a position that will guide the House.