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Saraki ‘2016 Budget will be ready for Buhari’s signature by Tuesday,’ Senate President says

Saraki made the disclosure on Tuesday, April 26, after a meeting between the Presidency and the leadership of the National Assembly at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki has said that the 2016 budget will be ready for President Muhammadu Buhari to sign by Tuesday, May 3.

Saraki made the disclosure on Tuesday, April 26, after a meeting between the Presidency and the leadership of the National Assembly at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

“We just finished a meeting with the president and vice president. We came to let them know some of the solutions that we found in moving the budget process forward and we are happy to say that we have agreed on the way forward and we believe that this process will be completed in matter of days rather than weeks," he said according to The Nation.

“So it is good to Nigerians and all of us, we have found a way forward and in a matter of days the budget will be ready for president’s assent. We have committees that have been set up on our side and also on the executive side. We will engage over the next few days, to just tidy up a few loose ends and here and there and the outcome will be satisfactory to everybody.

“You heard what I have said, I said it is a matter of days and not weeks, so you can start counting the days which means that between now and Monday or Tuesday, I’m hopeful that the budget will be signed,” he added.

The meeting was also attended by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuf Lasun among others.

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