Monday, June 12, 2017

Buhari okays Osinbajo to sign 2017 Budget

President Muhammadu Buhari has given his consent that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, to sign the 2017 Appropriation Bill into law, in the interest of the nation’s economy. This was announced by the Senior Special Assistant to Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu said in a statement.

       The N7.441 trillion 2017 budget, christened Budget of Growth and Recovery was approved by the National Assembly on May 11, raising it from N7.298 trillion to N7.441 trillion. The budget was submitted to the Presidency on May 19th.
According to the statement, the backing is “to buttress the unity at the highest level of government, President Buhari has indicated that it is in the interest of the nation’s economy for the Acting President, Professor Osinbajo, to sign the Appropriation Bill into law.”

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