Buhari signs 2019 Appropriation Bill

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President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2019 appropriation bill into law and signalling the commencement of the 2019 fiscal budget.

“At 11.15 a.m. today President signed the 2019 Appropriation Bill – Budget of Continuity – into Law,” the  twitted.

The signing of the bill had in attendance, Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, 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.

Others are the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari and Minister of Finance, Boss Mustapha and the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, Danjuma Goje.

 

President frowned at the 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 would 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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Also at the ceremony were the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefuele, Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo-Udoma, said that details of the signed budget would be made available during a public presentation at the Main Auditorium, Federal Ministry of Finance, CBD Abuja on Tuesday.

Invitations have been sent out for the event.

 

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