Tuesday, May 30, 2017

We Will Soon Sign Budget — Osinbajo

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has hinted that the 2017 budget will soon be signed into law.

The acting president dropped the hint yesterday in his nationwide broadcast commemorating the country’s Democracy Day and the second anniversary of the present administration.

He said the implementation of the 2017 fiscal document would bring added impetus to the ongoing economic recovery.

The National Assembly had penultimate Friday transmitted the details of the budget to Osinbajo.

Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, did not answer several phone calls our correspondent made to him last night to ask why the signing of the budget was being delayed 10 days after the document was transmitted to the executive.

But in his reply to a text message sent to him, Akande said his boss had given an indication in his broadcast, on when the budget would be signed.

Osinbajo had stated in the broadcast thus: “And the implementation of our 2017 budget, which will soon be signed into law, will bring added impetus to our ongoing economic recovery.”

Source: Daily Trust

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