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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Osinbajo Set To Sign 2017 Budget On Thursday





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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will assent the 2017 appropriation bill into law on Thursday by 9:00am at the presidential villa barring any last-minute changes.

A reliable source confirmed that the acting president has communicated the date and time to the leadership of the National Assembly.


Recall that on May 17, Osinbajo said that he would assent to the 2017 budget.

Information Minister Lai Mohammed had earlier told State House reporters after the Federal Executive Council meeting chaired by Osinbajo that the decision on who to sign the budget would be taken when the document is transmitted to the Presidency.

But Osinbajo, via a Twitter statement by his spokesman Laolu Akande, said the question on who would sign the budget was clear.

According to the statement, when the time comes, everything is set and he is satisfied, the acting president will sign the budget.

“Just so we are clear: when the time comes, everything is set and he is satisfied, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will assent to the 2017 budget,” the statement read.



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