Yemi Osinbajo Nigeria’s acting will Thursday sign into law the 2017 Budget, according to reports by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The news agency claimed representatives of the presidency and the leadership of the National Assembly had concluded a meeting and agreed that the appropriation bill be signed into law on Thursday, June 01, 2017 at the Presidential Villa by 9am local time.
The National Assembly had on Thursday May 18, 2017 passed the N7.44 trillion 2017 Appropriation Bill after over four months since it was submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari to its joint session.
Both chambers of the assembly raised the figure from N7.30 trillion presented by the president to N7.44 trillion and transmitted same to the President on Friday May 19 for assent.
However, the absence of Buhari has raised a lot of questions as to who would sign the budget. But Osinbajo doused fears and apprehension when he told Nigerians that he would sign the document into law as Acting President while presenting his Democracy Day speech on May 29, 2017.
The leadership of the National Assembly has already been briefed on the time and venue.
Frontpage September 13, 2019