The Federal Government says there is no specific date yet for the signing of the 2016 Appropriation Bill. Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udo Udoma stated this after Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. Udoma maintains that government is still working to perfect the budget.
Since it was presented on December 22, 2015, the 2016 appropriation bill has been a subject of controversy. Both the national assembly and the executive have been exploring ways of correcting errors found in the fiscal document. Briefing journalist after a four hour Federal Executive Council meeting, Minister of Budget and National Planning says no date yet for President Buhari to sign the budget.