President Goodluck Jonathan has finally signed the N4.987tn 2013 Appropriation Bill into law after a long wait and plans by the National Assembly to override President Jonathan on the 2013 Budget.
According to Punch, he signed the document in secret despite the fact that State House correspondents, who were earlier mobilised for the signing ceremony, were waiting at the lobby of his office.
Channels TV reports that President Jonathan was initially reluctant about assenting to the budget which was forwarded to him on January 14 following claims that the National Assembly increased the budget by moving allocations from Ministries, Departments and Agencies to fund constituency projects.
According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati,
“President Jonathan wishes to reassure all Nigerians that the consultations have been in the best interest of the country, and in pursuit of understanding and mutual cooperation between both arms of government.
“The administration remains fully committed to the positive transformation of the country, and effective and efficient service delivery for the benefit of all citizens.
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