BREAKING: Osinbajo receives 2017 budget

ACTING President Yemi Osinbajo has received the 2017 budget and is now expected to assent to it any moment from now.

The document was submitted to him on Friday by the Senior Special Assistant to the president on National Assembly matters, Senator Ita Enang behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Enang had fueled controversy last Wednesday when he told a television station that the signed bill would be sent to President Muhammadu Buhari in London for his assent before it would be brought back to the acting President.

The presidential aide has now backtracked from that position, telling State House corespondents after submitting the document to Osinbajo, that the acting President would now sign it after the necessary procedure.

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, had similarly indicated that no decision had been taken on who would sign the bill.


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