Tuesday, 28 May 2019

President Buhari signs 2019 budget into law

President Muhammadu Buhari on
Monday in Abuja signed the N8.92
trillion appropriation bill 2019 into law
after raising ‘critical Issues in it.
The president had submitted the 2019
budget of N8.83trillion to the Senate
but was increased by about N10billion by
the lawmakers, bringing the amount to
the above-stated figure.
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Present at the signing of the bill at the
mini-conference hall of the president
included the Senate President, Bukola
Saraki, and the Speaker of the House
of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.
The Secretary to the Government of
the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and
the Chief of Staff to the President,
Malam Abba Kyari, were also present.
Others at the event were the Minister
of Finance, Zainab Ahmed; her
colleague in the ministry of Budget and
National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo
Udoma, Information and Culture
minister Lai Mohammed, and the
Chairman of the Senate Committee on
Appropriations, Sen. Danjuma Goje,
The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to
the President on National Assembly
Matters (Senate), Sen. Ita Enang, and
his counterpart for the House of
Representatives, Umar El-Yakub, were
also at the event.
Buhari said he signed the bill because
he did not want to further slow down
the pace of recovery of Nigeria’s
The Nigerian leader further said that
he would send “a supplementary and/
or amendment budget” to the National
Assembly to rectify the critical issues
he raised.
President Buhari 
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