By Christiana Ekpa
President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded members of the House of Representatives for the patriotism they showed in passing the 2020 budget on time.
Conveying the president’s appreciation to members at Wednesday’s plenary, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila said Buhari was appreciative of the lawmakers’ commitment and diligence, which has returned the country’s fiscal year to January-December.
Gbajabiamila told his colleagues that the President was proud of them for putting the country first in working on the budget, which was signed into law on Tuesday.
“I want to convey the president’s appreciation to you all for working on the budget in record time.
“The President thanked all the members for their commitment to returning the country’s budget cycle to January to December,” the Speaker said
While personally thanking his colleagues for their diligence and hard work in the last six months, the Speaker wished them memorable festive season.
“I want to use this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and happy New Year. I pray God in His infinite mercy will bring us back fresh and refreshed.”
The Speaker also thanked all legislative and other support staff, pressmen, including their cameramen, among others for their commitment.