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President Buhari Catches Cold Over Budget

President Buhari presenting the 2020 appropriation bill to the National Assembly | NAN

President Muhammadu Buhari has confessed that he has been afflicted with cold and catarrh as a result of the heat on him over the 2020 federal budget.

The President, who presented the budget today, October 8 before the joint session of the National Assembly said: “I will start by asking you to pardon my voice.

“As you can hear, I have a cold as a result of working hard to meet your deadline!”

In the budget tagged “budget of Sustaining Growth and Job Creation” the President acknowledged that the economic environment had remained very challenging, globally.

“The International Monetary Fund expects global economic recovery to slow down from 3.6 percent in 2018 to 3.5 percent in 2020. This reflects uncertainties arising from security and trade tensions with attendant implications on commodity price volatility.”