‘Buhari Will Present 2017 Budget In 10 Days’- Saraki Confirms

Senate President Bukola Saraki says President Muhammadu Buhari will present the 2017 budget to the National Assembly within ten days.
Saraki said this on Thursday while speaking with statehouse correspondents after he met with Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
He said,
“We are ready, once the document comes to us, we are ready. I think this time round, a lot of work has taken place behind the scenes.
“There is a lot more collaboration and you will see the result of that in the timeframe it will take after the President will have presented it.”
Saraki added,
“I have not seen the details until the President lays it before us. I am sure within the next 10 days, it will be presented.”
On the issue of the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) which the Senate returned to the Executive Saraki said it is a “work in progress”.
“That is still work in progress. I am sure that very soon, that matter will be concluded. But I am very optimistic that this year’s budget will be passed much more sooner than what we saw in the past,” he said.

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