The Presidency has disclosed that 2017 budget will be passed and become effective from January 1, 2017, saying that everything has been put in place to meet the proposed commencement date.
Speaking with senate correspondents today in his office, Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters-Senate, Senator Ita Enang said the 2017 budget will be presented before the end of 2016.
Enang said the Medium Term Expenditure Framework – MTEF which is before the National Assembly was receiving considerations, and urged Nigerians to be patient with the federal government in its quest to provide food, employment and security.
He commend the president on the list he sent to the national Assembly for the confirm of the appointment of some key officer in Nigeria Communication Commission, also Nigeria Population Census also including appointment of judges of the High Court.
He commended leadership of the senate on the speedy consideration given to correspondences from the President.
“The dexterity, speed, thorough attention, legal touch and expertise deployed by senate and its committees in considering and handling matters of the executive is worth commendations”.
Enang called on Nigerians to support the senate.