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Buhari still reviewing 2018 Budget, says Minister

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President Muhammadu Buhari

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udo Udoma has stated that Muhammadu Buhari, the  President  of Nigeria is yet to sign the 2018 Appropriation Bill recently sent to him by the National Assembly because he was still reviewing it.

Speaking in an interview at the Presidential Villa, the Minister said that the Executive arm of Government has a 30-day window to decide what to do with the document.

“The President is currently reviewing the budget. As you know, we have a minimum window of 30 days,” he said.

Speaking further on when the budget will be eventually signed, Udoma said “the President is currently reviewing it and as soon as he is through, he will sign it. That is what l can tell you for now.”

The two chambers of the National Assembly had recently passed the budget and transmitted it to Buhari.