President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja signed the 2019 Appropriation bill of N8.92 trillion into law.
The president had submitted the 2019 budget of N8.83 trillion to the Senate but was increased by about N10 billion by the Upper House, bringing the amount to N8.92 trillion.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the dignitaries who witnessed the signing of the budget, which took place at the mini-conference hall of the president, included the Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, also witnessed the signing of the budget. Others at the event were the Ministers of Finance –Zainab Ahmed, Budget and National Planning –Udo Udoma, Information and Culture –Lai Mohammed and the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations –Danjuma Goje.