NASS to transmit 2018 Budget to Buhari Friday – Saraki

NASS to transmit 2018 Budget to Buhari Friday – Saraki
May 24 23:25 2018

By Ahmed Idris

The National Assembly would on Friday transmit the harmonised 2018 Budget to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent, President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, said on Thursday.

The Senate President said while while fielding questions from State House correspondents after breaking fast with the at the President at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

“I think that should have been done, we had to harmonise, its just a slight difference, it has been passed yesterday (Wednesday). It was in the rules and proceedings of today (Thursday) so I am sure by tomorrow (Friday), we will transmit it to the Presidency,” he said.

The two chambers of the National Assembly had on May 16, 2018, approved the budget estimates submitted by the President on November 7, 2017, raising the total figure from N8.6 trillion to N9.1 trillion.