Senate President Bukola Saraki has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will present the 2017 Budget before a joint section of the National Assembly “within the next 10 days”.
The Senate President made this disclosure following a closed door meeting with President Buhari at the State House Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday.
Saraki, who spoke with State House correspondents after the meeting, expressed optimism that the passage of the budget will be hassle free as a lot of work has been done to ensure a smooth passage.
“Well, I haven’t seen the details, not until the president lays it. I am sure within the next 10 days, it will be presented. We are ready. Once the document comes to us, we are ready.
“I think this time around, a lot of work has taken place behind the scene. There is a lot of more collaboration and you will see the result of that in the time frame it will take after the president will have presented it.” he said
Recall, that the 2017 budget which was approved by the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday November 30th.
President Buhari had last week assured Nigerians that next year’s budget will not be padded.