BREAKING: Uncertainty in Presidency over who will sign 2017 budget

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The minister of information and culture says the National Assembly has yet to transmit the 2017 Appropriation Bill passed into law

Mohammed says that the decision on who signs the Appropriation Bill into law would be decided when the document is finally transmitted to the presidency

The minister says an advanced copy of the budget has been received by the minister of budget and national planning

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture on Wednesday, May 17, said the National Assembly has yet to transmit the 2017 Appropriation Bill passed into law last week to the Presidency.

Mohammed fielding questions from State House correspondents at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting said that the decision on who signs the Appropriation Bill into law would be decided when the document is finally transmitted, Vanguard reports.

We gathered that the minister said that an advanced copy of the budget has been received by the minister of budget and national planning.

BREAKING: Uncertainty in Presidency over who will sign 2017 budget

He said all ministers would be required to look at the document against what they sent to the federal lawmakers and report back to Udoma for harmonisation.

Mohammed also assured Nigerians that the two ministers recently confirmed by the National Assembly Stephen Ocheni (Kogi) and Suleiman Hassan (Gombe) would be inaugurated in due course. However he was not specific on when the inauguration will take place.

According to an earlier report, the presidency promised that the 2017 budget will be signed immediately by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo when it gets to them.

The presidency assured that it would not hesitate to perform the all-important ritual, adding that the Clerk of the National Assembly was yet to transmit the document, even as it says it is anxiously waiting for it to arrive at Aso Rock.

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