Enang: Assent to 2017 Budget Bill Yet to be Scheduled

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Damilola Oyedele in Abuja

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, has said the signing of the 2017 N7.44trillion budget spending bill is yet to be scheduled for presidential assent.

Enang said this in reaction to reports that the 2017 budget, which was passed by the National Assembly about three weeks ago, would be signed into law by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo today.

In an emailed statement, Enang said consultations are still on going on the budget.
“Further to several enquiries regarding action on the 2017 Appropriation Bill by the Executive, be informed that assent to same is not yet scheduled as consultations and engagements are on going. Be please informed,” the email read.