Wednesday, April 27, 2016

'Buhari to sign the 2016 budget on or before next week Tuesday'- Saraki

budindexSenate president, Bukola Saraki, says President
Buhari will sign the 2016 budget on or before next
week Tuesday May 3rd. Speaking with State House
correspondents at the end of a meeting the leaders
in the National Assembly had with Buhari and Vice
President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday April 26th, Saraki
said all the grey areas in the budget will be ironed
out in a matter of days and the budget will be ready
for Buhari’s assent on or before next week Tuesday.

“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. 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.”

Asked if the budget will definitely be signed this
week, he said:

“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.”

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