Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udo Udoma has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is not in a hurry to sign the 2018 budget as he is studying the contents critically.

The minister, who spoke to news men at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, today said: “the President is currently reviewing the budget. As you know, we have a minimum window of 30 days.”

Udoma said that as soon as the President completes reviewing the budget and is satisfied with the contents, he would assent to it.

“The President is currently reviewing it and as soon as he is through, he will sign it. That is what l can tell you for now.”

The two chambers of the National Assembly had recently passed the budget and transmitted it to President Buhari for his assent. [myad]