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National Assembly forwards 2017 budget to Osinbajo today

The 2017 budget may get to the table of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo today (Wednesday). It was learnt that the Legal Department of the National Assembly had already concluded work on cross-checking the details of the N7.441tn budget and set to route it to the Presidency.

Sources at the National Assembly Liaison Office of the Presidency told Punch that the document had been initially scheduled to be transmitted to presidency on Tuesday.

One of the sources stated, “We have been in communication with the National Assembly. They told us to expect the budget today, but up till now, it hasn’t come.

“We now hear it will be tomorrow (today).”

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Reps), Mr. Abdulrahman Kawu, confirmed that the office was expecting the budget today.

“It is Wednesday (today); at least, that was what I was told. So, we wait and see.”