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Buhari to sign 2018 budget next week



Buhari to sign 2018 budget next week

President Muhammadu Buhari is to sign the 2018 Appropriation Bill recently passed by the National Assembly, into law next week.

This was made known on Wednesday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina while speaking to State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja after a meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by the President.

Adesina who declined to give details of the actual day the document would be signed by the president, said these would be made available later.

He simply said, “the budget will be signed next week. We will give you the specific date when it is confirmed”.

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The President had on November 7, 2017 submitted the Appropriation Bill for the 2018 fiscal year to a joint session of the National Assembly.

In March, 2018, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said the fate of the 2018 budget lies in the hands of the National Assembly as the executive arm of the government had played its role and was waiting on the legislature.

But, the budget was passed by the assembly on May 16, 2018, making it 190 days after it was presented.


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