President Muhammadu Buhari today, Friday May 6, 2016 finally signed the 2016 budget.
His assent brings to an end to the controversies surrounding the budget.
The National Assembly had in April transmitted details of the budget to the president after it had passed the bill on March 23, but the document was returned to Lawmakers in view of omission of certain capital projects.
President Buhari signed the budget after a brief ceremony in the presidential Villa.
Deputy Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Jonathan Gaza, yesterday said the corrected version of the 2016 budget has been resent to the President for consideration.
Speaking with journalists at the National Assembly complex, Gaza said the budget was transmitted to the Presidency through the Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senate, Senator Ita Enang.