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Presidency receipts 2018 Appropriation Bill from NASS

President Muhammadu Buhari presenting the 2018 Appropriation Bill before a joint session of the Nation Assembly.

The 2018 Appropriation Bill passed by the National Assembly has been transmitted to the Executive.

The Senior Special Assistant to the president on National Assembly matters (Senate), Mr Ita Enang, confirmed this in a phone call on Friday, that President Muhammadu Buhari has received the document.

The NASS had on May 16 passed the 2018 Appropriation Bill of N9.12 trillion.

The budget was increased by the legislature to N508 billion from the N8.61 trillion.

Our State House Correspondent reports that Senate President Bukola Saraki had promised on Thursday that the document would be transmitted to President Buhari by Friday a development confirmed by Ita Enang..

Dr Saraki, who led members of the legislature to the break the day’s fast with President Buhari, had explained that the delay in transmitting the Appropriation Bill to the executive was because both houses of the National Assembly were harmonising their versions.

President Muhammadu Buhari had presented a budget proposal of N8.612 trillion to the lawmakers on November 17, 2017.

While presenting the proposal, President Buhari had informed the lawmakers that “the 2018 budget will consolidate on the achievements of the previous budget and that 2018 is expected to be a year of better outcomes”.

Suleman Musa

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