BUHARI SET TO SIGN 2016 BUDGET TODAY

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President Muhammadu Buhari is set to sign this year’s budget today after receiving the clean copy of the document yesterday, it was learnt. The 2016 Appropriation Bill was presented to the President last month after passage by the National Assembly, but the President declined to assent it after discovering that many key projects had been removed as some constituency projects were added by the Lawmakers.

The N6.08 trillion proposal was presented by the President to the joint sitting of the National Assembly on December 22, last year. A source, who spoke on condition of anonymity yesterday, said all was ready for the President to assent the bill today. He said: “All things being equal, the President will today assent the 2016 Appropriation Bill.”

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