From JULIANA TAIWO-OBALONYE, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari formally received the details of the 2016 Appropriation Bill from the National Assembly, on Thursday.
President’s Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang; and the Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives), Samaila Kawu, handed over the 1,800-page document to the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.
The presentation took place inside the Office of the Chief of Staff.
Kyari signed and collected on behalf of the President.
Kyari shortly after the submission led Enang and Kawu to the President’s Office where they met briefly.
The three of them emerged from the meeting a few minutes after with Enang still holding on to the document.
Enang told State House correspondents when cornered that with the formal submission, the constitutional procedure would now follow.
He said, “The budget details has been transmitted to His Excellency, Mr. President today, the constitutional process begins thereafter.
“We have transmitted it to the Office of the President and the constitutional process of timing starts.”