President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2021 Supplementary Appropriation Bill into law, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives), Umar El-Yakub, has said.
This is coming barely one month after the Federal Executive Council approved a draft supplementary budget of N895,842,462,917 for the year 2021.
Briefing newsmen at the State House, Abuja, Monday, the liaison said the total sum of the supplementary budget assented to is N982,729,695,343.
El-Yakub said the act focuses largely on funding the seemingly intractable security issues besetting the country and health concerns, among others.
Specifically, he said the budget is for the procurement of equipment for the military and medical infrastructure as well as COVID-19 vaccines.