Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters, Mr Ita Enang has said that President Buhari will assent to the 2017 budget while the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will take it up from there.
Mr. Enang made the statement in an interview on Channels Television’s political.
According to him, “The 2017 budget will be transmitted to Mr. President and the President will assent to the budget.
“The President will assent to the budget, the acting President is in office and when the budget is transmitted, it will go through the processes and all those other questions will answer itself.”
He also confirmed that the Presidency received the budget on Wednesday afternoon.
Enang also said: “In respect to the budget, it was only this morning that the Minister of National Planning informed the council that the budget has been passed. He has not sent to us individually, copies of the passed budget. “We now need to look at it against what we sent, and if there are any discrepancies, we will report back to the Minister of Budget and National Planning on harmonization.”