President Muhammadu Buhari presenting the 2016 budget. FILE

President Muhammadu Buhari will present the 2019 Appropriation bill to a joint section of the National Assembly on Wednesday, December 19.

The Nigerian leader made this known in a letter sent to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and read during Thursday’s plenary.

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“May I crave the kind indulgence of the House of Representatives to grant me the slot of 11 hours on Wednesday, 19th December, 2018 to formally present the 2019 appropriation bill in a joint session and lay before the NASS the 2019 budget proposal,” the letter quoted Buhari as saying.

The Federal Executive Council had approved the budget during its special FEC meeting on Friday last week.