Nige­rian: No date for bud­get as­sent – Pres­i­dency

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THE Pres­i­dency yes­ter­day said no date has been fixed for the as­sent to this year’s bud­get trans­mit­ted to it by the Na­tional As­sem­bly about two weeks ago.

Daily Trust re­ports that there were re­ports last night that Act­ing Pres­i­dent Yemi Os­in­bajo will sign the 2017 bud­get to­day.

But the Se­nior Spe­cial As­sis­tant to the Pres­i­dent on Na­tional As­sem­bly Mat­ters (Se­nate), Sen­a­tor Ita Enang said no date has been fixed for it as con­sul­ta­tions on the fis­cal doc­u­ment were still on­go­ing.

In a phone in­ter­view last night, he said, “I have is­sued a state­ment on it, con­sul­ta­tions are still on”.

A copy of the state­ment for­warded to our cor­re­spon­dent reads: “Fur­ther to sev­eral en­quiries re­gard­ing ac­tion on the 2017 Ap­pro­pri­a­tion Bill by the Ex­ec­u­tive, be please in­formed that as­sent to same is not yet sched­uled as con­sul­ta­tions and en­gage­ments are on­go­ing. Be please so in­formed,” he said.

The Na­tional As­sem­bly had on 19th of this month trans­mit­ted it to the Pres­i­dency for as­sent.

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