Photo: President Muhammadu Buhari
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the N982.7 billion supplementary budget for 2021 into law.
Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the president, in a statement, said the president commended the National Assembly for the speedy passage of the Bill for the supplementary budget.
The President had presented the budget to the National Assembly to address urgent security and COVID-19 needs of the nation.
The statement said N123.3 billion of the budget will go for recurrent (non-debt) expenditure, while N859.3 billion is for contribution to the Development Fund for capital expenditure for the year ending on the Dec. 31.
It said the president assured that the executive arm of government would ensure the timely delivery of capital projects to achieve the laudable objectives of the budget.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, witnessed the signing of the supplementary budget.
The Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze and Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (House), Hon. Umar el-Yakub, also witnessed the event.
Meanwhile, the president also signed the Orthopaedic Hospitals Management Board (Amendment) Act, 2021, which amends the Orthopaedic Hospitals Management Board Act Cap. 010 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
The law provides for the establishment of an Orthopaedic Hospital in Jos, under the control of the Orthopaedic Hospitals Management Board and affiliated to the University of Jos Teaching Hospital to provide specialised orthopaedic treatment and medical services.