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Senate passes 2019 budget


[FILE PHOTO] Senate President Saraki

Nigeria’s Senate Tuesday passed a sum of N8.916 trillion as the budget for the 2019 fiscal year as against the N8.83 trillion proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

This is about N86 billion higher than the amount proposed by Buhari.

The new budget figure was passed after Danjuma Goje, chairman senate committee on appropriations, presented a report on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday.

“I hope that with this Budget passed, the Executive will also ensure the full implementation of the Budget for the benefit of Nigerians as a whole,” Senate chief Bukola Saraki said.

Details later.

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