Buhari Receives 2018 Budget From National Assembly

The national assembly has transmitted the harmonised 2018 budget to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.

Senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate), Ita Enang, disclosed this to state house correspondents on Friday night.

“I have received the budget on behalf of the Presidency. I am transmitting it now,” he told the reporters.

“I can confirm to you that the budget has left the national assembly.”

Asked about the destination of the document, Enang added: “When the budget leaves the national assembly, it goes to the president. The president has received the budget.”

When he led national assembly to the presidential villa on Thursday, Senate President Bukola Saraki promised that the president would get the budget on Friday.

Buhari submitted the budget in November but the lawmakers passed it two weeks ago.

Solacebase recalled that the National Assembly raised the total figure from N8.6 trillion to N9.1 trillion.