Presentation of the 2017 budget by President Muhammadu Buhari to a joint session of the National Assembly will top the agenda of the Senate this week.
Specifically, the President will present next year’s budget of N7.281 trillion to the legislators on Wednesday.
Also, senators will screen the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, on Thursday this week.
Magu, who is yet to be confirmed for the position, five months after President Buhari nominated him, was however, not screened last week because many senators had called on the Senate leadership for postponement of the exercise due to their absence.
A look at the Notice Paper of the Senate also revealed that the upper legislative chamber would receive and consider the report of its Committee on the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) for 2017 to 2019 on Tuesday.
Other legislative activities to engage the lawmakers include the consideration of the Committee Report on the North East Development Bill, 2016 Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) budget as well as the 2016 budget of the Nigeria Customs Service and report on Postal Service of Nigeria.
Also, on Wednesday, the Senate will inaugurate the Legislative Compliance Committee and hold public hearing on Consumer Protection Act (repeal) and to establish the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Bill 2016 on Thursday.