Buhari Signs N983bn 2021 Supplementary Appropriation Bill Into Law

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President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, signed the 2021 Supplementary Appropriation Bill into law.

Security and health form the bulk of the supplementary budget which totalled N982,729,695,343.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President of the National Assembly (House of Representatives), Umar El-yakub, made this known while briefing State House Correspondents in Abuja on Monday.

Recall that the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Buhari last month approved a draft supplementary budget of N895,842,462,917 for the year 2021.

The budget was primarily for the procurement of equipment for the military and medical infrastructure as well as COVID-19 vaccines.

According to the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, who spoke in June, said that the budget aggregates to N770.60 bn and will enhance the capacity of the defense and the security agencies to address current and emerging security challenges in our country.

She had explained that N83.56bn expenditure is set aside in the budget for COVID-19 vaccine programme, covering 30 million vaccines from Johnson and Johnson and the logistics costs related to the deployment of the vaccines.

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