TECHNOCRAT MEDIA, Abuja
The national assembly has transmitted the passed 2022 budget to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent into appropriation law.
Ojo Amos, the clerk to the national assembly, signed the accompanying letter forwarded to the president on Friday according to a report by TheCable.
The lower and upper chambers of the national assembly had passed the appropriation bill on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively last week.
The budget proposal was increased by the national assembly putting the budget spending by N735.8 billion from the proposed N16.391tn to N17.126 trillion.
The oil benchmark was also raised from $57 per barrel proposed by the executive to $62.
“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,” the letter reads.
“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.”
In October, President Mohammadu Buhari had presented the 2022 budget proposal to the join session of the two chambers of the national assembly.