ABUJA – Finally, President Mohammadu Buhari has assented to the 2016 Appropriation Bill, giving way for full implementation of the budget. The signing took place just a moment ago at the presidential Villa, Abuja.

Recall that the budget was laid before a joint session of the National Assembly on December 22, 2015. Work on the document began shortly after the Christmas break upon the resumption of the National Assembly for legislative duties. But a plethora of arguments and counter-arguements later ensued between the presidency and the national assembly following the controversial “padding” of the budget against the wishes of President Buhari.