The Senate has 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, Sen. Danjuma Goje.
 
In his remarks, Senate President Bukola Saraki said the senate would ensure the passage of the bill on Thursday.
 
Dr, saraki commended the committee for laying the report with details, saying it would help speed up the passage of the bill.

However, President Muhammadu Buhari’s letter to the senate, notifying the house of his intention to travel to the United Kingdom for follow up medical leave, sparked controversy in the upper legislative chamber today.
 
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, read the letter at plenary.
 
President buhari in his letter said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo would coordinate government’s affairs while he is away.
 
Reacting, Senator Mao Ohuabunwa said the letter did not say anything.
 
He added that there is no provision for coordinating Vice President in the constitution.
 
Senate Leader, Ahmed lawan, countered that the letter quoted section 145 of the constitution.