Buhari signs 2019 budget

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President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, signed the 2019 Appropriation Bill.

The President’s assent officially makes the bill become law and signals the commencement of the 2019 fiscal year.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, Danjuma Goje; the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo-Udoma; and the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, were present during the ceremony.

Meanwhile, Udo Udoma had explained that details of the signed budget would be made available during a public presentation on Tuesday.

Invitations have been sent out for the event.

The invitation reads in part, “Dear Sir/Ma, On behalf of the Honourable Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma, CON, the Director General, Budget Office of the Federation hereby invites you to a public presentation of the approved FGN 2019 Budget scheduled as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 28th May 2019.

Time: 10:30 am.

Venue: Main Auditorium, Federal Ministry of Finance, CBD Abuja.”

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