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Buhari arrives National Assembly, commences presentation of 2018 budget proposal

Buhari arrives National Assembly, commences presentation of 2018 budget proposal”

They refused to talk to the press but a lawmaker among them quickly pointed out that "our Acting Leader Oyeama Chukwuma did not storm out rather we sent him to join the leadership team". It is even worse.

"This is the first time, budgets of the preceding year was being presented on time, and to us as legislators, this is a good development". What will the President count as his legacy in terms of budget implementation?

The president said that the construction of Abuja metroline had attained 98 per cent completion, adding that work had commenced on the Ajaouta-Itakpe rail line which was abandoned for 17 years.

Also as part of moves to calm frayed nerves, a source told Vanguard that Saraki has concluded arrangements to hold an executive session before the final presentation of the budget to the joint session of the National Assembly by the President.

Agriculture played a crucial role in Nigeria's exit from recession.

After passing through many screening points, some reporters were denied access to the gallery of the house of representatives to observe the session.

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari presented on Tuesday a 2018 budget of 8.612 trillion naira, the country's biggest ever, to lawmakers.

The Department of State Services (DSS) has barred some journalists, including TheCable's national assembly correspondent, from covering the presentation of 2018 budget.

"If you recall, there were protests in the House of Representatives when the President's letter was read last week".



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