Presidency Receives 2022 Budget from National Assembly After Passage
By Aduragbemi Omiyale
The presidency has received the 2022 appropriation bill recently passed by the National Assembly, Punch is reporting.
The parliament, after passing the budget before embarking on vacation last week, transmitted the spending bill to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.
It was reported that the letter of transmission, with Reference Number NASS/CNA/37/Vol.1/35, was addressed to the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and titled Appropriation Bill, 2022.
It was sent from the Clerk to the National Assembly, Mr Ojo Amos, to the presidency on Friday and received by the Office of the Chief of Staff to the President on Saturday.
Last Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed the 2022 budget before going on recess, while the next day, the Senate passed the budget and raised the value to N17.126 trillion from the N16.391 trillion presented to the joint session of the legislative arm of government.
“In consonance with the provisions of the Acts Authentication Act Cap. A2, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, I wish, with due respect, to forward to Your Excellency, the authenticated copies of Appropriation Bill, 2022, for your consideration and assent.
“After Your Excellency’s assent, one copy of the signed bill should be retained in your office while the other two are to be returned for our further action, please,” the letter from the parliament to the presidency stated, according to Punch.