DAILY FILE – President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2019 Appropriation bill of N8. 92 trillion (Budget) into law five months after submission to the National Assembly.
Buhari submitted the budget in December, 2018.
He however, frowned at increase of the budget submitted to the National Assembly with over N90 billion
He also said that the reduction of the budgetary allocations by the National Assembly would make it difficult for the government to implements its projects targeted at diversifying the economy..
President Buhari said he will engage with the leadership of the Ninth Assembly whenever it emerges on the concerns of the executive on budget.
Present at the ceremony were the Senate President, Bukola Saraki who entered after the President had signed the budget, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, Danjuma Goje, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, the Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly matters, Ita Enang.
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