The Senate is yet to send the approved budget to President Buhari for assent, reports say.
Senate yet to send approved budget to President
The budget was passed after the Senate and the House of Representatives both received the requisite report from the Joint Committee on Appropriation on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.
According to Cable News, a source in the presidency said “The president has been handicapped because he does not know what is contained in the details and what adjustments the national assembly must have made to the proposal sent to them.
“Although he is anxious to sign the document so that implementation of the provisions could start immediately and ease the tension in the economy and polity, he is afraid he may later discover, when the details are sent, that what is contained therein is not implementable. He wants the national assembly to send in the details speedily so that it could be considered for assent.”
Adding that “Ministers want the budgets passed so that they can start the implementation of their programmes.”
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