Senate to screen acting CJN Ariwoola today

The Senate will screen the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola today.

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan announced this in his address of welcome to senators returning from their Annual Summer Recess during plenary yesterday.

He said the Senate would also work on the Medium Term Expenditure Framework/Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP) 2023 – 2025, Budget 2023, and support the nation’s defense and security forces.

Lawan said: “In the next three months, our focus will largely be on the confirmation of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, work on Medium Term Expenditure Framework/Fiscal Strategic Paper (MTEF/FSP) 2023 – 2025, Budget 2023, working to support our defense and security forces, amongst others.

“The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria will be screened tomorrow, Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

“Also, we are expecting Mr. President, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, to present the Budget estimates in the first week of October.

“The Ninth Senate has established the practice of processing the annual Appropriation Bill of each year between October and December.”

The Senate President added that even though the nation’s security situation seemed to be improving, the Upper Chamber would continue to work with security agencies to ensure that the engagements are sustained.

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