Buhari signs N8.92 trillion 2019 budget into law

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the 2019 appropriation bill of N8.92 trillion budget into law.

The president has said that the reduction of the budgetary allocations by the National Assembly would make it difficult for his administration to implement projects, which will help diversify the economy and frowned at the increase of the budget by over N90 billion by the National Assembly.

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He said he will engage with the leadership of the Ninth Assembly on the concerns of the executive on the budget.

The ceremony was graced by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, Danjuma Goje, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma and other top government officials.

Image of President Buhari signing the budget
Image of President Buhari signing the budget