Buhari
Buhari

According to Channels Television, the budget was signed with vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and the chairmen of the National Assembly appropriation committees in attendance.

Buhari
Buhari

The assent of the signature comes after the National Assembly submitted a clean copy of the budget to the president who had withheld signature after some alterations were noticed in the document.

The government announced yesterday it had mapped out 34 strategic priority programmes and projects it intended to achieve with the 2016 budget.

These include a capital spend minimum of 30% annually, an appropriate and predictable exchange regime by the end of 2016, increased low interest lending rate of 9%, self-sufficiency in tomato paste in 2016 and rice production by 2018.

It also plans to increase local production of maize, soya beans, poultry and livestock and to stop import.

Source: Global Village Extra

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