Barring unforeseen circumstances, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo would assent to this yearís Appropriations Bill into law next week, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said.

On his part, Osinbajo said the executive would continue to engage the legislature in line with democratic principles to ensure that Nigerians enjoyed dividends of democracy.

In his address to mark the 2nd anniversary of the 8th House of Representatives, he expressed delight that the House has kept to its promise to carry out a budget reform that would ensure that this yearís Appropriations Bill was processed in a transparent manner.

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He said: “On issue of budget, we kept our promise to Nigerians at the beginning of the legislative session to ensure transparent deliberation and passage of the 2017 Appropriations Bill, which will be signed into law early next week.