The bill authorizing spending in 2023 has been signed into law by Muhammadu Buhari, the president of Nigeria.
On Tuesday morning, a ceremony took place in the council chamber of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja, and the bill was ratified into law.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, was one of the people at the signing; Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives; Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF); furthermore, Head of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.
During his speech at the event, President Buhari stated that his administration would continue to concentrate on nationwide projects involving critical infrastructure even as it gradually concluded its term ahead of the handover date of May 29, 2023.
Naija News recalls that Senate President Ahmad Lawan had previously made it clear that President Muhammadu Buhari would sign the appropriations bill for 2023 on Tuesday.
After President Buhari raised the N20.51 trillion proposed budget by N1.32 trillion to N21.82 trillion, the National Assembly passed the Appropriation Bill in December 2022.
After meeting with the President last week, Lawan had said: “We are looking forward to Mr President signing the Appropriation Bill 2023, by the grace of God, on Tuesday.
“This because we signed the documents yesterday, having lost some time because of some anomalous figures we had in the bill presented to the National Assembly.
“But thank God, the National Assembly, in both chambers, has passed the Appropriation Bill 2023 on Wednesday, and I’m sure that Mr. President and his team, on the executive side will work on what we have done. And the first thing on Tuesday, the first official working day of the year, I believe that Mr. President will be signing the Appropriation Bill 2023.”