After weeks of horse-trading between the Presidency and the National Assembly, President Mohammadu Buhari finally assented to the 2016 Appropriation Bill, giving way for full implementation of the budget.
The president signed the 2016 budget just a moment ago at the presidential Villa, Abuja.
— President Buhari (@NGRPresident) May 6, 2016
“We’re determined to get things done properly.” – President Buhari (02 April, 2016) pic.twitter.com/QwYBOxpbym
— President Buhari (@NGRPresident) April 3, 2016
It would be recalled that the budget was laid before a joint session of the National Assembly on December 22, 2015.
The appropriation bill kept going back and forth several times until a panel made up of members from both sides met for several days last week to resolve the impasse.