Osinbajo set to sign 2017 budget

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

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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  • Ola

    We must thank God in this country for the duo of Buhari and Osinbajo. They keep governing by example and I sure hope the Governors and other people in positions of authority in this country will take a cue from them.

    You don’t have to be at your desk before any decision is made or anything substantial is done. The Civil Service is notorious for this. Whenever one desk officer is away from his/her desk for whatever reason everything comes to a HALT until he returns and that might be days or weeks.

    Let us keep praying for the well being of the duo and by all of us putting in our own toking of patriotic hard work , things will surely get better in our God’s own country.

  • Kevin Peter

    Finally breaking the jinx of the so-called cabal. Nigeria must move forward.