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Buhari signs 982.7 billion naira supplementary budget



Buhari signs 982.7 billion naira supplementary budget

By Ismaila Chafe

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the supplementary budget of 982.7 billion naira for 2021.

The presidency presented the budget to the National Assembly to address the nation’s urgent security and COVID-19 needs.

Malam Garba Shehu, the president’s senior special assistant in charge of media and publicity, who confirmed this in a statement, said the president congratulated the National Assembly on the swift passage of the draft law. additional budget.

According to the presidential assistant, 123.3 million naira from the budget will go to recurrent expenditure (excluding debt), while 859.3 billion naira is intended for the contribution to the Development Fund for capital expenditure for the year se. ending December 31.

He said the president assured that the executive branch of government will ensure the timely delivery of capital projects to achieve laudable budget targets.

Among those who witnessed the signing of the supplementary budget were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Federation Government Secretary, Boss Mustapha and President’s Chief of Staff Professor Ibrahim Gambari.

Others were the Director General of the Federation’s Budget Office, Ben Akabueze and the President’s Senior Special Assistant for National Assembly (House) Affairs, the Hon. Oumar el-Yakub.

At the same time, the President also signed, on an earlier date, the Orthopedic Hospital Management Board (Amendment) Act 2021.

The Act amends the Orthopedic Hospitals Management Board Act Cap. 010 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

The law, according to Shehu, provides for the establishment of Jos Orthopedic Hospital, under the supervision of the Orthopedic Hospital Management Board affiliated with Jos University Hospital, to provide specialized orthopedic treatment and medical services. (NAA)

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