President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to receive a clean copy of the budget details today, ending weeks of stand off with the legislators as grey areas had been trashed out.
Buhari submitted budget bill to the National Assembly in December but he withheld assent when the legislators introduced many changes to it.
The budget went back and forth until last week when the presidency and the legislators set up a joint committee headed by Deputy Speaker Yusuf Lasun Suleimon to resolve the impasse.
Minister of Budget and National Planning Udoma Udo Udoma represented the presidency on the committee.
“We’ve done our work already. All that we’re now doing is finishing touches in order to ensure that there’s no single mistake in the document to be submitted to the president Buhari”
Both the Senate Leader Ali Ndume and Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly (Senate), Senator Ita Enang confirmed that the committee was through with its assignment.
Speaking on the assignment, Senator Ndume said:
“ We are done with our assignment, we gave ourselves the deadline of last Friday and by then we were through but we are meeting tomorrow(today) to finalise our work on the budget. If we finish, we will submit it to the president Buhari immediately for his assent.”