NIGERIA: Acting President Osinbajo to Sign 2017 Budget Into Law On Thursday

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will sign the 2017 Budget into law on Thursday by 9am at the Presidential Villa.
Okay NG gathered that the representatives of the President had just concluded a meeting with the leadership of the National Assembly where the date and time of the budget has been announced.
The National Assembly on Thursday, May 18, passed the N7.44 trillion 2017 Appropriation Bill after over 4 months since it was submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari to a joint session of the National Assembly.
Both houses raised the figure from N7.30 trillion presented by the president to N7.44 trillion.
The National Assembly transmitted same to the President on Friday May 19 for assent.
President Buhari’s absence
Meanwhile, the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari has raised a lot of questions as to who would sign the budget.
However, Osinbajo has doused the misconception when he told Nigerians that he would sign the document into law as Acting President.
While presenting his Democracy Day speech on May 29 , Osinbajo had promised that the budget would be signed soon.
About two days after the speech, there are now clear indication that the budget would be signed into law on Thursday June 1.
According to a NAN source, the leadership of the National Assembly have been briefed on the time and venue where the Appropriation Bill document would be signed into law.

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