March 21, 2018 / 11:24 AM / a month ago

Nigerian parliament aims to pass 2018 budget on April 24

ABUJA, March 21 (Reuters) - Nigerian lawmakers aim to pass the country’s 2018 spending plan on April 24, House Speaker Yakubu Dogara said on Wednesday.

President Muhammadu Buhari presented a 2018 budget of 8.612 trillion naira, the country’s biggest ever, to lawmakers in November and was targeting Jan. 1, 2018 for its passage.

Dogara said the budget would be laid at plenary on April 19 and passed the following week. (Reporting by Camillus Eboh Writing by Chijioke Ohuocha; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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