President Muhammadu Buhari will sign the 2022 Appropriation bill on Friday, December 31, 2021, the Presidency has confirmed.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu confirmed this when he appeared on a national television in Abuja, where he also confirmed that the 2022 budget has been transmitted by the National Assembly to the President.
It would be noted that the passed budget was transmitted through a communication from the Clerk of the National Assembly, Ojo Amos, to the Presidency on Friday and received by the Office of the Chief of Staff to the President on Saturday.
The letter, with Reference Number NASS/CNA/37/Vol.1/35, was addressed to the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and titled ‘APPROPRIATION BILL, 2022.
’It read in part, “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”.
“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”.
“With my highest regards.”