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President Muhammadu Buhari has yet to get a clean copy of the 2018 Appropriation Bill as passed into law by the two chambers of the National Assembly last week .

The Minister of Budget and National Planning , Udo Udoma , disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by Buhari at the Presidential Villa , Abuja .

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The minister stated , “The President has yet to receive the budget . It is therefore impossible to make a statement about the budget that has not been received .

“Once we get it, we will work very quickly on it. When it is submitted , I am sure the National Assembly will inform Nigerians .”

The minister said from all indications , the nation ’s economy was improving with the current Gross Domestic Product growth rate of 1 .95 per cent in the first quarter of this year .

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The Senate at the plenary on Wednesday approved the Conference Committee ’s report on the 2018 Appropriation Bill , which corrected errors in the versions passed by the two chambers of the National Assembly.