Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is set to approve of the 2017 budget, according to his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Laolu Akande.
Mr. Akande announced this on Twitter on Wednesday. He said that the acting president, who is presiding over Nigeria while President Muhammadu Buhari receives medical treatment in London, will approve the budget “when the time comes.”
Just so we are clear: when the time comes, everything is set, & he is satisfied, Ag. President Yemi Osinbajo will assent to the 2017 Budget
— Laolu Akande (@akandeoj) May 17, 2017
Since Mr. Buhari left the country on March 7, politicians, government officials, journalists, and members of the public have questioned who would sign the official 2017 budget bill in his absence.