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FINALLY: Presidency, National Assembly agree on 2016 budget

27 April 2016, 09:10

Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari may soon sign the 2016 budget after reports indicated that the executive arm of the government and the National Assembly have resolved their lingering face-off over the document.

According to Vanguard, a truce was brokered between the two arms of government at a meeting between the president, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the leadership of the national assembly at the presidential villa on Tuesday.

Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubo Dogara had earlier met behind closed doors with president Buhari on the same matter.

"We just finished a meeting with the president and VP. We came to let them know some of the solutions that we found in moving the budget process forward and we are happy to say that we have agreed on the way forward and we believe that this process will be completed in matter of days rather than weeks.

So, it is good news to Nigerians and all of us. We have found a way forward and in a meter of days the budget will be ready for president’s assent," Senate president Bukola Saraki was reported as saying after the meeting. 

- News24 Nigeria


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