Buhari gets 2016 Budget details

By Peter Ossai, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has received the controversial 2016 Appropriation Bill details from the National Assembly as he requested.
It would be recalled that Buhari had insisted on getting and scrutinizing the budget details before assenting the bill passed by the National Assembly two weeks ago.
The 1,800-page budget details was signed for and collected on behalf of the President by the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He received it from the President’s Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang; and the Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives), Samaila Kawu respectively
After getting the document in his office, Kyari led Enang and Kawu to President Buhari’s office where they met briefly after submitting the detailed budget to him.
However, they came out from the President’s office few minutes later with Enang still holding on to the document.
Briefing newsmen later, Enang said that constitutional procedure will now follow the formal submission of the document.
He said: “The budget details have been transmitted to His Excellency, Mr. President today and the constitutional process begins thereafter.
“We have transmitted it to the Office of the President and the constitutional process of timing starts”, he added.


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