President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2019 Appropriation bill of N8. 92 trillion (Budget) into law.
He was displeased with 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 will engage the leadership of the Ninth Assembly whenever it emerges on the concerns of the executive on budget.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, 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.were present at the ceremony.
other people present are, 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.