Nigerian lawmakers pass 8.91 trln naira budget for 2019

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    ABUJA, April 30 – Nigeria’s upper house of parliament on Tuesday passed an 8.91 trillion naira ($29.3 billion) budget for 2019, after it hiked the spending plan from the amount President Muhammadu Buhari presented to lawmakers last year.

    In December, Buhari presented a spending plan of 8.83 trillion naira for this year, a smaller figure compared with the record 9.12 trillion naira budget for 2018.

    The budget needs to be signed by Buhari before its becomes law.

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