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2016 Budget: Godswill Akpabio Says Document Will Be Ready On Friday, April 29

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Senator Godswill Akpabio has revealed that the 2016 budget will be ready for President Buhari’s assent on Friday, April 29, 2016, reports say.

According to Business Day, the former Governor described as disgraceful, the controversies that surrounded the bill.

President Buhari refused to assent to the budget, over what he called some grey areas.

You will recall that the presidency and the National Assembly have been trading blames over alleged padding and removal of the Lagos/Calabar railway project from the 2016 budget.

Akpabio said “The lingering issue on the budget is something that we feel is embarrassing to Nigeria, not just to the National Assembly as a whole. If we had a group like this, by now that issue would have been brought to an end.

“But just to reassure you that Mr President will have his budget. And we are doing everything possible to rejig the details of the 2016 budget for Mr President to sign as soon as possible. And we hope we can finish that by this Friday so that things can kick-start in the Nigerian economy.”

Manufacturers in the country have reportedly decried the non-passage of the budget.

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