PRESIDENT BUHARI SIGNS 2018 BUDGET 3. 2018 BUDGET SIGNED: President Muhammadu Buhari flanked by the Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo Signs the 2018 Budget. Others are Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, Chairman Senate Committee on Appropriations, Senator Danjuma Goje, Chairman House Committee on Appropriations, Hon Mustapha Bala, SSAP on National Assembly (House) Hon Sulieman Kwau, SSAP on National Assembly (Senate) Sen Ita Enang and Ministers during the Signing of the 2018 Budget at the State House in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, signed the 9.12 trillion 2018 budget passed by the National Assembly, in May.
President Buhari presented N8.6 trillion budget to a joint session of the National Assembly, in November 2017 but the lawmaker upped the figure by N500 billion, which has been a soured point between the executive and legislature.
The President said he signed the budget in the interests of the nation.
The signing ceremony which was done in one of the presidential chambers, was witnessed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, ministers and top presidential aides.
Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of representatives Yakubu Dogara, other key principal officers of the National Assembly were absent at the signing ceremony.