Nigeria’s acting president Yemi Osinbajo has signed the 2017 budget into law Naija News can report.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is standing in for President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been on medical leave in United Kingdom since May 7, his second prolonged absence this year. Buhari’s medical condition is unclear.
President Buhari issued a statement saying it was in the interest of the country for Osinbajo to sign the budget into law.
Lawmakers last month passed the record ₦7,441,175,486,758 ($23.6 billion) budget plan, which is bigger than the 7.298 trillion naira draft spending plan submitted by Buhari in December.
Senate President Bukola Saraki; Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives; Udoma Udoma, minister of budget and national planning; Lai Mohammed, minister of information; Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari and Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, witnessed the signing of the appropriation bill.