President Buhari presents 2017 budget to National Assembly

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presented a proposed N7.298tn budget for the 2017.

The President arrived at the National Assembly around 1:58pm and was received by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki; and the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, when he entered the chamber.

After the opening prayers some minutes after 2pm, Saraki set the tone for the presentation and called for closer ties between the legislature and executive, and transparency in the budget process.

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