Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has received the details of the 2017 appropriation bill recently passed by the National Assembly.
The document was handed over to Prof. Osinbajo by the presidential aide in charge of Senate, Mr. Etang.
Speaking after submitting the budget, Mr. Enang said:
“The budget as passed by the National Assembly has just been transmitted to the Acting President. I just delivered it”.
Speaking further, Senator Etang said;
“Let me use this opportunity to clarify an issue. The Acting President has the power to assent to the budget and he will assent to it when the processes are completed”.
This further lay to rest the issue whether Ag. President has the power to sign the budget into law or not.
Recall that the National Assembly had last week, passed a N7.441 trillion budget. (NAN)