The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, on Friday confirmed receipt of the 2018 Appropriation Bill passed by the National Assembly.
The National Assembly had on May 16 passed the 2018 Appropriation Bill of N9.12 trillion.
The budget was increased by the legislature by N508 billion from the N8.61 trillion proposed and presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly in November 2017.
Enang, in a statement in Abuja, said he had received the 2018 budget passed by both chambers of the National Assembly and was set to be transmitted to the President for further action.
He said: “I have received the 2018 Appropriation Bill for onward transmission to the President as soon as possible.
“Since the Appropriation Bill has been received, what is left is for it to be transmitted immediately to the President.”