Friday, 19 May 2017

Nigeria: Budget 2017 Undergoing Prompt And Diligent Consideration – Laolu Akande

Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has received the 2017 Appropriation Bill from the National Assembly, eight days after the bill was passed by the lawmakers.

Laolu Akande, special adviser on media and publicity to the acting president, said the document was handed over to Prof Osinbajo by the presidential aide in charge of Senate, Ita Enang and the “Appropriations bill now officially received in the acting president’s office and undergoing very prompt and diligent consideration.”

Last week's Thursday, the National Assembly passed the budget, five months after President Muhammadu Buhari presented it before the lawmakers.

The lawmakers  increased the budget size to N7.44 trillion, from the N7.29 trillion proposed by the President.

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