The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday at 4:40pm, signed the 2017 Appropriation Bill into law inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The brief event was witnessed by principal officers of the National Assembly, presidential aides and other top government officials.
Tweets from the Nigerian President’s official Twitter page (@NGRPresident) wrote;
“At 4.40pm today June 12, 2017, Acting President, Prof. Osinbajo assented to the 2017 Appropriation Bill.
“The 2017 Budget is christened the Budget of Economic Recovery and Growth.
“Osinbajo, on signing #Budget2017: “The bleakness of recession is about to witness the uplifting dawn of abundance.”
“I’d like to express appreciation to @nassnigeria for completing the work of the 2017 Appropriations Bill.
“We have reached an agreement with @nassnigeria to submit #Budget2018 by Oct 2017, and have it passed into law by Dec 2017”
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) June 12, 2017