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South African President Jacob Zuma (L) and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (R) speak during a press conference after their meeting at the presidential villa in Abuja, on March 8, 2016.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma arrived in Nigeria for a two-day state visit, with ties strained between the continent's two leading nations. Key events on the trip include an address to the National Assembly in the capital, Abuja, and a meeting with the South Africa-Nigeria Business Forum, Zuma's office has announced. / AFP / PHILIP OJISUA
South African President Jacob Zuma (L) and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (R) speak during a press conference after their meeting at the presidential villa in Abuja, on March 8, 2016. South Africa's President Jacob Zuma arrived in Nigeria for a two-day state visit, with ties strained between the continent's two leading nations. Key events on the trip include an address to the National Assembly in the capital, Abuja, and a meeting with the South Africa-Nigeria Business Forum, Zuma's office has announced. / AFP / PHILIP OJISUA

This is why Buhari will sign the 2016 budget

Mr Femi Adesina who is the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, has stated that the President would not rush into signing the 2016 budget earlier transmitted to him by the National Assembly.
Adesina, who took to his Facebook page over the weekend to disclose this, stressed that Buhari would sign a budget that would “do good to the maximum number of Nigerians.”

He maintained that Buhari will not just sign the budget for signing sake, adding that the President will only sign a document that the Executive agrees with.

“He will not rush to sign a document that may become un-implementable,” he said in a television interview, the excerpt of which he posted on his wall.




“And he has said himself that he would scrutinize the budget; look at the provisions ministry by ministry. The ministers will have to agree that what has been approved for them will do the work that they need to do unless that is achieved, I can’t be presumptuous to tell you that the president will sign immediately.

“Don’t forget that the constitution gives the president an allowance of 30 days after the budget is sent back to him,” Adesina said.

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