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Friday, 19 May 2017

JUST IN: Acting President Osinbajo receives 2017 Budget

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Nigeria - Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday received the 2017 Appropriation bill.
The budget was passed by the National Assembly last week.


The document was submitted to Osinbajo by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters (Senate),  Ita Enang,.
According to him, it would be assented to by the Acting President after the laid down procedure.


Meanwhile, THE FOREFRONT understands the Acting Presiden is currently studying the 2017 Appropriation bill.
Disclosing this, on Friday, the Senior Special Assistant to Osinbajo on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, said the document is currently undergoing very prompt and diligent consideration.
Akande, who took to his Twitter handle, wrote: “2017 Budget -Appropriations bill now officially received in the Acting President’s office & undergoing very prompt & diligent consideration.”
Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s latest medical trip, there has being controversy over who will assent the 2017 budget.
Senior Special Assistant to Buhari on National Assembly matters, Ita Enang​, had recently declared that the President, not Osinbajo will assent the 2017 budget despite being on medical vacation.
His position overrules a statement by Akande, who ha​d earlier ​​​stated that his principal would sign the budget.


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