President Muhammadu Buhari, today, Monday 27th May, signed into law the 2019 Appropriation Bill, The Punch reports.
The President’s assent officially makes the bill become law and signals the commencement of the 2019 fiscal budget.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, Danjuma Goje; the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo-Udoma; and the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Ita Enang were present during the ceremony.
Meanwhile, Udo Udoma had explained that details of the signed budget would be made available during a public presentation on Tuesday. Invitations had been sent out for the event.
The invitation read in part, “Dear Sir/Ma, On behalf of the Honourable Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma, CON, the Director General, Budget Office of the Federation hereby invites you to a public presentation of the approved FGN 2019 Budget scheduled as follows: Date: Tuesday, 28th May 2019; Time: 10:30 am; Venue: Main Auditorium, Federal Ministry of Finance, CBD Abuja.”
Source: The Punch.