President Muhammadu Buhari plans to scrutinise the 2016 Appropriation Bill before signing it, it was learnt yesterday. The National Assembly passed the bill last week and sent it to the Presidency without its details. When the President insisted that he will not sign the bill into law until he receives the details, some National Assembly members said it would not be out of place to sign.
They cited instances under former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and the late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua when budget were signed while the details were being worked on. But Buhari yesterday in Washington DC maintained that he will go over the bill with a fine-tooth comb before signing it.