Monday, 12 June 2017

Buhari gives Acting President Osinbajo go-ahead to sign 2017 budget

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Nigeria - President Muhammadu Buhari, has given the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo the nod to sign the 2017 budget into law.
Buhari said it’s in the interest of the nation’s economy that Osinbajo signs the Appropriation Bill which the National Assembly transmitted to the Presidency a forth night ago, Daily Post reports.

The President’s position was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
The statement reads, “Following the receipt of a full brief on the 2017 Appropriation Bill as passed by the National Assembly, and to buttress the unity at the highest level of government, President Muhammadu Buhari has indicated that it is in the interest of the nation’s economy for the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, to sign the Appropriation Bill into law.”
The Presidency also disclosed that Buhari, in a letter dated June 10, 2017, which he personally signed and addressed to the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, said he was “pleased by the joint resolution that the Executive would submit next year’s budget proposals by October 2017 and the National Assembly will conclude the Appropriation process by December 2017, so that the country can return to a normal fiscal period from next year onwards.”

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