The National Assembly, this Friday, overlooked the impulse of sentiments over subtle power simulation in the Presidency and the Federal cabinet, to transmit the 2017 Budget Appropriation Act to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for assent.
Accordingly, Acting President Osinbajo has received the 2017 Appropriation Bill from the National Assembly, eight days after the lawmakers passed the appropriation bill.
The Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, Ita Enang, disclosed this to State House Correspondents today.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media, Laolu Akande, also confirmed this through his Twitter handle.
The National Assembly had on Thursday, last week, passed the budget, five months after President Muhammadu Buhari presented it before the lawmakers.
The lawmakers, however, increased the budget size to N7.44 trillion, from the N7.29 trillion proposed by the President.
This is coming after Acting President Osinbajo signed three executive orders.