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12 Jun 2017

Osinbajo set to sign 2017 budget

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is set to sign the 2017 budget into law.
The signing ceremony will take place in the conference room of the Vice President’s office in the Presidential villa Abuja by 4p.m.
Mr. Osinbajo is currently in Awka, Anambra State.
However, the venue of the signing ceremony is already being prepared ahead of his return.
Mr. Osinbajo had on May 19 received the N7.441 trillion budget passed by the National Assembly.
Initially, there were controversies over whether he or President Muhammadu Buhari, who is away in London for medical treatment, would assent to the document.
But the acting President’s spokesperson, Laolu Akande, cleared that doubt on May 18 when he said Mr. Osinbajo would sign the bill once satisfied with its content.
“Just so we are clear: when the time comes, everything is set, and he is satisfied, Ag. President Yemi Osinbajo will assent to the 2017 Budget,” Mr. Akande tweeted at the time.
The National Assembly had last passed the budget, increasing the total sum by N143 billion compared to what was sent by President Muhammadu Buhari.
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