Six months after it was laid before a joint session of the National Assembly, the Senate finally passed the 2018 N9.1 trillion appropriation bill, following an increase of N500 billion from the initial N8.6 trillion estimate.
This followed the adoption of the report of its Committee on Appropriation.
The report was laid before the Senate on Tuesday, while the lawmakers considered and adopted it at an extended plenary on Wednesday.
The same version of the report was presented in the Senate and House of Representatives.
President Muhammadu Buhari had presented the budget of N8.612trn to the parliament for passage in November 2017; but the National Assembly raised the estimate to N9.12trn.