FG to present 2019 budget to parliament on Dec 19

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ABUJA, Dec 13 – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has asked to present the 2019 budget to parliament on Dec. 19, the speaker of the lower house, Yakubu Dogara, said on Thursday, citing a letter from Buhari.

In October, the president’s cabinet agreed to send an 8.73 trillion naira ($28.47 billion) budget to lawmakers for approval. That process can take more than half a year of wrangling, hobbling the release of funds that could boost Nigeria’s economy.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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