Buhari Will Present 2017 Budget In 10 Days – Saraki

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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  • Mezzy Gilbert

    We hear

  • chika bibian

    Alright that’s good hope no long tori go follow am this time

  • comrade segun

    That’s good

  • Kenny D Osonwa

    Nice one, we wait for that ..

  • Mohammad Isah

    It is alright

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    Good to know
    Hope they will use it judiciously

  • Budget wey no comot road

  • kayode akinsanya

    Alright, no padding this time

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      I pray so ooooo

  • emekachilaka

    Hmmm ok o we are waiting 🙇🙇🙇

  • Olovo Obinna

    Collaboration….i don’t want to hear another version of story Mr senate president oh…if the 2017 budget has wings they better cut it off to avoid same incident like last time