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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Date for budget signing has not been fixed- Presidency says

The Presidency says no date has been fixed yet for the signing of the 2017 budget by the acting president, Yemi Osinbajo. Some media platforms earlier today reported that the 2017 budget would be signed into law by the acting president tomorrow Thursday June 1st.

However the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on National Assembly Matters, Ita Enang, has denied the reports.
In an address to newsmen, Enang said that no date has been fixed yet as consultations regarding the budget is still ongoing.

Recall that some weeks ago, controversy surrounding who would sign the budget came up when Lai Mohammed told state house correspondents that when the senate sends the budget to the Presidency, the person to sign the budget would then be decided. 
Enang, in an interview with Channels TV, said that President Buhari who is currently on medical leave in the UK would be the one to sign the budget, despite the fact that he has handed over power to Osinbajo by virtue of the letter he wrote to the National Assembly, announcing his travel to the UK for medical checkup. Enang however retracted his statement and said that Osinbajo would be the one to sign the budget.


Manuel Kunmi said...

We will be here waiting 😡😡😡😡

MUFC said...

Half way through the year we are still talking about budget signing... Or is it 2018 budget???

sholetoga said...

Which date??? They are trying to wait for Buhari to come back to sign it.........Osinbajo is just figure head in that Aso of professional liars.........hian

Anonymous said...

Is it democratic enough if the budget is taken abroad for a sick president to assent? I think NO.
Has this scenario played out in this nation before? I think YES. In the days of Yar'adua, a coterie of individuals managed to get the budget signed by or for a sick president.
I wish the president speedy recovery, I also wish our budget speedy passage. We no longer want a repetition of the Yar'adua drama where they even managed to get a congratulatory speech from him for our super eagles.
We've been through this part it's bad it seems like a political deja vu.

The Aficionado

Alhaji BigShow said...

Is it until when the trumpet sounds before common budget will be signed?

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SongsOfSUSSAN said...

Useless government. Exceptionally useless.

Vivian Reginalds said...

-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

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