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Osinbajo receives 2017 budget from national assembly

The presidency on Friday confirmed that the National Assembly has formally transmitted the 2017 Appropriation Bill, the national budget recently passed into law to the executive.

Laolu Akande, senior special assistant media and publicity to the acting president said on Twitter, “2017 Budget – Appropriations bill now officially received in the acting president’s office and undergoing very prompt and diligent consideration.”

He said the budget document is currently undergoing diligent consideration by the executive arm of government.

The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed spoke to with journalists on Wednesday that upon receipt of the document, copies would be made available to ministers to compare what their ministries sent to the National Assembly and what was returned.

Mr. Mohammed had also said the deliberation on who to sign the document between Osinbajo would be taken at the appropriate time.


Solomon Obende
Solomon Obende is a graduate of Public Administration from the prestigious Ambrose Alli University who is passionate about communications for development. He is proficient in crafting effective social media strategies. He listens to Jimmy Cliff's songs daily.

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