The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo finally signed the 2017 Appropriation Bill into law on Monday, June 12. The much anticipated 2017 budget which was signed a month after it was passed by the National Assembly had an estimate of N7.28 trillion but was raised to N7.44 trillion by the Federal law makers. ENCOMIUM Weekly spoke with some Nigerians about expectations on the signed budget…
MR. DONALD AKIN
The budget has been signed, we hope the country will be much better than before in terms of economic recession. But we should be properly informed.
Though the budget came a little bit late, we should be assured by our leaders that things will start working out for the best.
MADAM JOY ENEWA
The budget does not concern me and my household. Whether they sign it or pass it into law, my name still remains Joy Enewa.
The President and his cabinet will always sign and pass the budget but the basic thing is that, do Nigerians feel this impact? We only hear, we do not feel them.
MRS. CHRISTIANA EWA
Since they just signed the budget, we are praying it will yield good fortune. I am of the view that Government should look into revenues allocated to anybody in respect of the signed bill. Our roads are bad and our children are unemployed.
They’re in charge, they should know what is best for our country. To wrap it up they should stop delaying salaries. We have a long way to go.
I will say we lack so much in Nigeria, but I will first recommend construction of bad roads. Secondly, they need to give attention to power supply because due to lack of power supply many companies have moved down to Ghana.
They need to work on infrastructure, power supply, good road network and agriculture. They also need to create more job opportunities for the Youths.