I Am Confident 2017 Budget Will Be Signed Soon – Saraki
Senate President Bukola Saraki has expressed confidence that the 2017 Appropriation Bill will be signed into law by the executive arm of government very soon.
He stated this while fielding questions from newsmen in his residence in Ilorin, the
Kwara state capital.
The lawmaker, therefore, asked Nigerians to be patient as every detail contained in the document is ultimately to their benefit.
Speaking on the relationship between the legislative and executive arms of the
government, the senate president assured Nigerians that there is no crack in their relationship.
Noting that though the relationship may have been slightly frosty in the beginning,
Saraki said there was nothing unusual about it as many nations in the world experience the same thing.
He also confirmed that out of the 196 nominees of the President sent to the Senate, 185 were confirmed, while only 11
Furthermore, Saraki said Senate’s recent passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill was a major achievement especially as the bill had been abandoned by previous legislatures.