President Buhari’s Adviser on National Assembly Matter, Senator Babajide Omoworare has confirmed to Punch Newspaper that the National Assembly has transmitted N13.5tn in its Appropriation Bill to President Mohammadu Buhari for onward executive approval.
The Punch quoted the President’s Adviser on National Assembly Matter, Senator Omoworare as saying that the National Assembly has transmitted the 2021 Appropriation Bill to President Buhari and that the communication was made through a text message on Monday
His Word, “The Appropriation Bill has been transmitted by the National Assembly to Mr President in conformity with the provision of Section 59 of the constitution. The bill is presently being looked at by Mr President and consequent action will be taken in due course.”
The National Assembly had last Monday approved the budget during an emergency session.
The approved budget figure by the National Assembly comprises total capital supplementation of N1.06tn, total capital expenditure of N4.1tn, statutory transfers of N496bn, and recurrent expenditure of N5.6tn.