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Breaking: I was compelled to sign 2018 budget, says Buhari

…Berates NASS For Budget Cuts in Key Sectors of Economy
…Set to Submit Supplementary Budget Soon
By Johnbosco Agbakwuru

ABUJA – FINALLY, President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2018 N9.12 trillion Appropriation Bill into law in the absence of the Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.

Chairman House Committee on Appropriation, Hon. Mustapher Dawaki; SSA National Assembly, Senate, Senator Ita Enang; Chairman Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Danjuma Goje; President Muhammadu Buhari (sitting); Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Chief Whip House of Representatives, Hon. Doguwa and the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari during the signing ceremony of the 2018 Appropriation Bill into law at the State House, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

The budget was assented to by the President at exactly 12;05 noon at the mini conference room of the Presidential villa,Abuja

Buhari while signing the budget said he was compelled to sign the budget not to keep the economy continuously on standstill.

He berated the National Assembly for cutting the budget estimates, especially in key sectors which he said would have impacted more on the economy.

He also indicated the interest to forward supplementary budget to the National Assembly to make up the figures that were cut by the lawkers.

Details later…


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