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GC Posted On: May 15, 2017

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is yet to receive the 2017 Appropriation Bill, 72 hours after it was passed by the National Assembly.

The Presidency has confirmed it was still awaiting the passed budget from the legislature.

Osinbajo’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement on his Twitter handle, @akandeoj.

Akande stressed that the executive was keenly awaiting official transmission of the document from the National Assembly.

“In response to several media inquiries on the 2017 budget, the Presidency is awaiting the document passed on Thursday by the National Assembly.

“The administration is keenly awaiting official transmission of the formal budget document and assured that this will happen soon,” Akande said.

The National Assembly had on Thursday passed the 2017 Appropriation Bill, increasing the budget from N7.28trillion earlier proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari to N7.44trillion.

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