After weeks of uncertainty over the whereabouts of the 2013 budget, the Presidency, yesterday, confirmed that President Goodluck Jonathan had commenced studying the fiscal document which was passed by the National Assembly last December.
This was confirmed by the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Joy Emodi, yesterday.
In response to an earlier text message Vanguard sent to her demanding to know when the budget would be signed into law, she replied: “As soon as Mr. President finishes studying the document.”
It would be recalled that submission of the 2013 budget to the Presidency had been delayed after it was passed by the National Assembly last December.
The budget bill for N4.9 trillion was passed by the National Assembly based on a proposal presented by the majority leaders of the House of Representatives and the Senate.