By Danladi Al-Hassan
Dr. Ahmed Lawan, the Senate President, has declared that the absence of ministers will not affect the preparation of the 2020 budget.
He said budgets were usually prepared by civil servants and not ministers per se.
Lawan spoke with State House Correspondents in Abuja after he held a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari alongside Honorable Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Lawan stated that so long as the budget was laid before the National Assembly by September, the legislature would do its own beat by passing it speedily.