President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday night received the 2018 Appropriation Bill passed by the National Assembly.
Senate President Bukola Saraki had promised on Thursday night that the document will get to the President for assent on Friday.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, confirmed on telephone that the budget has been transmitted to the executive arm of government.
He said: “I can confirm to you that the budget has left the National Assembly.”
Asked about the destination of the document, Enang added: “When the budget leaves the National Assembly, it goes to the President. The President has received the budget.”
A statement later issued by Enang reads “The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, has acknowledged receipt of the 2018 Appropriations bill passed by the National Assembly.
‘Ita Enang, in a statement signed on Friday evening, said he has received the 2018 budget passed by both chambers of the house and is set to be transmitted to President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said: “I have received the 2018 appropriations bill for onward transmission to the President as soon as possible.”
“Since the appropriations bills has received, what is left is for it to be transmitted immediately to the President”, he added.