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Osinbajo to Assent to 2017 Budget When It’s Time, Says Presidency


By Ibidapo Balogun

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has cleared the air over the signing of the 200 budget when eventually transmitted to him by the National Assembly.

in a tweet from his twitter handle @akandeoj, Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande said when the time comes, Osinbajo would assent to the budget.

“Just so we are clear: when the time comes, everything is set, & he is satisfied, Ag. President YemiOsinbajo will assent to the 2017 Budget,” he tweeted.

There has been controversy over the signing of the budget with a report alleging that the Information Minister Lai Mohammed said he did not know who would sign the budget.

But Mohammed had distanced himself from the report. He said this in a statement by his Special Assistant, Segun Adeyemi entitled “I Never Said FG Doesn’t Know Who Will Sign 2017 Budget – Minister.”

He said: “Our attention has been drawn to a story in a section of the media quoting the Honourable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, as saying ”we don’t know who will sign the 2017 budget”.
“This quote is a malicious misrepresentation of what transpired at the post-Federal Executive Council Meeting press briefing on Wednesday, 17 May 2017.
“When the Minister was asked a question relating to the signing of the 2017 Budget, his response was: ”When it is transmitted to the Presidency, the issue will be addressed.
“Anything beyond that response amounts to deliberate mischief and should be ignored”.

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