President Buhari yet to receive 2018 budget – Udoma

President Buhari yet to receive 2018 budget – Udoma

Chris Steven, Abuja

Udo Udoma , Minister of Budget and National Planning says President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to receive the copy of the 2018 budget, one week after it has been passed by the two chambers of the National Assembly.

Udo made this revelation on Wednesday while answering questions from State House Correspondents at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.

He also denied media report credited to him that the President would not sign the budget.

“The President is yet to receive the budget. It is, therefore, impossible to make a statement about the budget that has not been received.

“Once we get it, we will work very quickly on it.”

“When it is submitted, I am sure the National Assembly themselves will inform Nigerians,” he said

Both chambers of the Assembly had on May 16, 2018 approved the budget estimates submitted by President Buhari on November 7, 2017.

The lawmakers also raised the total figure from N8.6 trillion to N9.1 trillion, six months after it was presented.