#Budget2019: Rousing welcome as President Buhari enters National Assembly

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President Muhammadu Buhari presents N10.33trn budget to the National Assembly
President Muhammadu Buhari presents N10.33trn budget to the National Assembly
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President Muhammadu Buhari has asked to present the 2019 budget on 19 December 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari received a rousing welcome as he entered the National Assembly to present the 2019 budget on Wednesday.

Buhari who had written the National Assembly last week was greeted with chants of “Sai Baba, Sai Baba” as he made his way into the chambers.

Buhari who is seeking a second term in office then went onto read the 2019 budget to the lawmakers who periodically chanted his name as he reeled out achievements.

The President also committed to the new minimum wage, stating that, he will send a bill to the National Assembly.

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He has since presented the 2019 budget for consideration and passage.

“In Agriculture, we are seeing increased investments in all areas of the sector. Indeed, we are on course to achieve good security in the nearest future,” Buhari said.

“We also prioritized the completion of already ongoing projects as opposed to starting new ones.

“We have included the implementation for the National Minimum Wage. I will be sending a Bill to this National Assembly, on this.

“To further support SME’s, we have set aside N15 billion, while the sum of N10 billion has been granted to BOI for this purpose.”