Jonathan yet to re­ceive 2014 budget –Maku

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Isi­aka Wak­ili

The Pres­i­dency is yet to re­ceive the 2014 budget from the Na­tional As­sem­bly weeks af­ter its pas­sage, In­for­ma­tion Min­is­ter Labaran Maku has said.

The min­is­ter said this yes­ter­day while speak­ing to State House cor­re­spon­dents af­ter the Federal Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil (FEC) meet­ing.

Maku, who noted that the FEC did not dis­cuss the budget, said the coun­cil ex­pected that the Na­tional As­sem­bly would trans­mit the budget to the ex­ec­u­tive as soon as pos­si­ble.

“Time is gone al­ready. We only have eight months left to im­ple­ment the budget. Fur­ther de­lay will not be nec­es­sary. With­out the budget, a lot of things can­not be done. We are hop­ing that this will be done as soon as pos­si­ble so that the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the budget will start in earnest,” Maku said.

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