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Buhari asks for extension of FCT 2017 budget.

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has asked for the extension of the implementation of the 2017 budget of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to March 2018.

The FCT Appropriation Act, 2017 he said had only three days of an implementation having been assented to on December 29, 2017.

President Buhari correspondence to the Speaker House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara was read during a plenary session yesterday dated January 16, 2018.

The President in his letter explained that on July 20, 2017, he forwarded FCT's 2017 Appropriation Bill to the National Assembly for consideration.

The letter reads: 'The Bill as passed was communicated to me on December 22, 2017. I assented to same on December 29, 2017.

'Accordingly, the Act had only three days of operation from December 29th to 31st December 2017.

'Unless the Act is amended to extend the implementation beyond December 31, 2017, as therein contained, the operations of the FCT will be hampered

'I therefore forward herewith the Bill to extend the implementation of the FCT Appropriation Act to March 2018 or such other time as the 2018 FCT Appropriation Act would come in effect, whichever is earlier', the President's letter stated.

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Publication:Nigerian Tribune (Oyo State, Nigeria)
Date:Jan 18, 2018
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