Buhari To Sign 2021 Budget Today – Presidency
According to DailyTrust, Special Senior Assistant to President Buhari on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, confirmed this on Wednesday, December 30.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Ahmad Lawan, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila of the House of Representatives, principal officers of National Assembly and chairmen of the appropriations committees of both chambers are expected to attend the event.
Others are members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) expected to grace the occasion, include the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Clement Agba, Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, and Director General, Budget Office, Ben Akabueze among others.
Senator Babajide Omoworare, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on National Assembly (Senate) and Umar El Yakub, his counterpart in the House of Representatives will be presenting the 2021 budget to President Buhari.
However, due to the ravaging COVID-19, the event maybe conducted virtually.
On Monday, the Presidency confirmed the receipt of the 2021 appropriation bill from the National Assembly.
National Assembly during an emergency session convened last week Monday, passed a N13.58 trillion budget for the 2021 fiscal year.
The budget was passed after the two chambers considered and adopted the reports of its committees on the 2021 appropriation bill.