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Friday, 19 May 2017

National Assembly Finally Sends the 2017 Budget to Osibanjo for Signing

The Presidency on Friday confirmed that the National Assembly has officially submitted the 2017 Appropriation Bill recently passed into law to the office of the Acting President for prompt and diligent consideration.

This was reported by the Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President, Mr. Laolu Akande, via his Twitter handle, @Akandeoj.


He wrote, “2017 Budget -Appropriations bill now officially received in the Acting President’s office and undergoing very prompt and diligent consideration,”.
It can be recalled that the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, had on Wednesday told reporters that upon receipt of the document, copies would be made available to ministers to compare what their ministries sent to the National Assembly and what was returned.

The Minister also said that a decision on who would sign the document between Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari who is currently in UK for medical consultation would be taken at the appropriate time.

But Akande had stated that Osinbajo will sign the document once he is satisfied with what was transmitted back to the Executive from the National Assembly.

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