Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has hinted that President Muhammadu Buhari would submit the 2021 national budget estimates to the national assembly next week.
He also noted that Buhari on Tuesday asked the national assembly to approve N148.1 billion payment to Ondo, Rivers, Cross-River, Osun, and Bayelsa states.
Buhari, in the letter, read by the Senate President, said the amount was the reimbursement of the federal roads project they executed in their states.
The breakdown of the money showed that Rivers will get N78.9bn; Bayelsa-N38.4bn; Cross River- N18.3bn; Ondo-N7.8bn and Osun-N4.5bn.
He said the lawmakers would devote October for budget defence while November will be for the internal processing of the document.
Meanwhile, Lawan also read another letter from Buhari, seeking the approval of senators for the appointment of eight Appeal Court and Supreme Court judges.