*Nothing for Nigerians to worry about
Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, has declared that the acting president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, is still consulting before giving his assent to the 2017 Appropriation bill.
Senator Ita Enang who spoke on Radio Nigeria Network news monitored from Abuja said the Federal Government is still within the stipulated time frame allowed by law.
“The law still allows the acting President 30 more days to examine the budget before signing. He is consulting to ensure that they’ll be no impediment after signing.
“Section 11 of the 2016 appropriation indicates that the budget will subsist for 12 calendar months.”
Senator Ita Enang assured Nigerians that the constitution has given powers to the two arms on matters of the budget. He insisted that the two arms are working together to produce a budget the country will be proud of.
“The 2017 Appropriation Bill was submitted on 14th December, 2016.
There’s no problem at all. We’re consulting. It has to be scrutinised line by line. There’s nothing for Nigerians to worry about. The Executive and the Legislature are working together. It is not we versus them, said Senator Ita Enang.