President Goodluck Jonathan earlier today, Friday, May 23, 2014 formally handed over the signed 2014 Budget to the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and the Director, Budget Office, Dr. Bright Okogu, for implementation.
According to the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the president had signed the budget into law two days ago but Dr. Okonjo-Iweala was not around, hence the need to formally hand over to her.
“The President actually signed the 2014 Budget two days ago. But you know that the Minister of Finance was not in town. So he needed to hand over to her and the Director Budget for onward transmission. That was what he did today. The ministry will be addressing the press in the next one hour,” he said.
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