Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has signed the 2017 budget into law at exactly 4:42 PM yesterday, June 12th in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Presidency have said President Muhammadu Buhari had indicated to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to proceed to assent to the nation’s 2017 budget.
Mr. Osinbajo had on May 19 received the N7.441 trillion budget passed by the National Assembly.
Initially, there were controversies over whether he or President Muhammadu Buhari, who is away in London for medical treatment, would assent to the document.
But the acting President’s spokesperson, Laolu Akande, cleared that doubt on May 18 when he said Mr. Osinbajo would sign the bill once satisfied with its content.