Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has lobbied the leadership National Assembly, urging for the quick passage of the 2017 budget into law, Vanguard reports.

This was disclosed in a statement by the spokesman of the acting president Laolu Akande.

Osinbajo, Saraki, Dogara, others meet over 2017 budget

According to Akande, a meeting was held between Osinbajo, the Senate President Bukola Saraki, the Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubo Dogara, members of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s Economic Management Team at the official residence of the acting president, Aguda house, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja Wednesday night, February 22.

Akande said the meeting discussed issues and developments around the 2017 budget, while both sides also exchanged ideas and compared notes in order to ensure that this year’s budget passage process is better and faster than previous times.

He said: “During the meeting, held in a convivial atmosphere, there were also discussions on the need to ensure that key projects of the federal government aimed at enhancing the speedy recovery of the Nigerian economy are well taken care of in the appropriations that will now emerge from the Legislative arm of government to the Presidency.”

The meeting which lasted about an hour also featured discussions on the need to ensure that key projects of the federal government, aimed at enhancing the speedy recovery of the Nigerian economy were taken care of in the appropriations.

Meanwhile, Osinbajo on Wednesday, February 22, had the pleasure of receiving General Waldhauser, Commander of the US-Africa Command and Hon. Symington at the Aso Villa.

At the meeting, General Waldhauser expressed the readiness of the US government to accelerate its contributions to the war on terrorism.

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