Controversy continues to trail who will assent to the 2017 budget as the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on National Assembly matters, Ita Enang, yesterday said President Buhari will be the one to assent it.
Speaking in an interview with Channels TV last night, Enang said the presidency received the budget late yesterday afternoon and that when it is finally looked into, it would be transmitted to President Buhari who will sign it and then transfer it to acting President Yemi Osinbajo for other formalities to take place
“The 2017 budget will be transmitted to Mr president and the President will assent to the budget. The acting President is in office and when the budget is transmitted, it will go through the processes and all those other questions will answer itself”he said
President Buhari left for the UK on May 7th and transmitted power to his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo in a letter to the National Assembly, It is however not clear when he is expected back to the country.