The Senate has returned the document of the $29.96bn external borrowing plan to President Buhari. The Senate also returned to the President the Medium Term Expenditure Framework, MTEF, and the Fiscal Strategy Paper, FSP, document of 2017-2019. Going by reports, the decision to reject and return the President’s external loan proposal and MTEF/FSP documents may affect the passage of 2017 budget at the most appropriate time. Recall the Senate had on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, unanimously rejected President Buhari’s loan request. The Senate also threw out the President’s MTEF and FSP documents on the ground that they were empty.