Buhari Signs N982.7bn 2021 Supplementary Budget
President Muhammadu Buhari signed a supplementary budget of N982.7bn for 2021 to address the nation’s urgent security and COVID-19 needs today been Monday in Abuja
The President signed the Supplementary Appropriation Act, 2021 in his office at the State House in the presence of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and 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.
Of the amount, N123.3 million is for repetitive (non-debt) expenditure while the sum of the N859.3bn is for contribution to the Development Fund for the capital expenditure for the year ending on the 31st day of December 2021.
President Buhari lauded the National Assembly for the speedy deliberation and approval of the supplementary budget, confirming that the executive arm of government would ensure the timely delivery of capital projects to achieve the laudable objectives of the Budget.
At an earlier date, the President has also signed the Orthopedic Hospitals Management Board (Amendment) Act, 2021.
The Act improves the Orthopedic Hospitals Management Board Act, Cap. O10 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to cater for the institution of the Orthopedic Hospital Jos, Plateau State under the control of the Orthopedic Hospitals Management Board affiliated to the Jos Teaching Hospital to provide specific orthopaedic treatment and medical services.