President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday signed into law the 2023 N21.83 trillionAppropriation Bill passed by the National Assembly last week.
The President, while signing the 2023 Appropriation Act at the Council Chambers of the State House, directed the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, to work with the federal lawmakers with a view to revisiting some of the changes effected on the executive budget proposals by the National Assembly.
President Buhari said his decision to sign the 2023 Appropriation Bill into law as passed by the National Assembly was to enable its implementation commence without delay, considering the imminent transition process to another democratically elected government.
He pledged that adequate provisions have been made in the Budget for the successful conduct of the forthcoming general elections and the transition programme.
Those who witnessed the signing of the budget include Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila.